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Access To Medical Marijuana For Children Gets Final OK

Access To Medical Marijuana For Children Gets Final OK

HARTFORD — Moved by the pleas of parents desperate to get relief for their seriously ill children, the Senate late Friday night gave final legislative approval to a bill that would allow minors to participate in the state's medical marijuana program.

"I believe people would be hard-pressed to listen to that testimony in person and not be sympathetic — not only to the children, but to the angst of the parents based on what their children have to endure," said Sen. Eric Coleman, a Democrat from Bloomfield. "Parents shouldn't have to choose between breaking the law and being branded as criminals in Connecticut, or not doing what they need to do to provide...

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