5 New Qualifying Conditions Added To CT Medical Cannabis Program

The conditions are subject to approval by the Regulations Review Committee

Five new conditions were accepted for treatment to the state’s growing medical marijuana program at a recent Board of Physicians meeting.

The conditions added for treatment under the program, which now has more than 33,000 patients and 1,111 prescribing physicians, are: Interstitial cystitis (for adults only); Intractable Neuropathic pain that is unresponsive to standard patients (for adults and patients under 18); Medial arcuate ligament syndrome (recommended for adults); Tourette syndrome (recommended for adults and for patients under 18 who have failed standard medical treatment); and, Vulvodynia and vulvar burning (recommended for adults).

The five conditions will be added to the Medical Marijuana Program’s regulations, and are ultimately subject to approval by the Regulations Review Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly.

Chronic pain was not added to the list of treatable conditions. Instead, a decision on adding it to the list was tabled for a future meeting.

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