We are very pleased to share that Connecticut has approved chronic pain as a qualifying condition to be able to legally access medical cannabis.
This means that no matter what causes your pain, whether it is lupus or osteoarthritis, you are eligible to get a medical cannabis card! The state also approved a rare condition: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. You can read the full news article here.
U.S. Pain Foundation believes chronic pain should be a qualifying condition in all states. Last year, our Medical Cannabis Advocacy Co-Director Ellen Lenox Smith wrote an op-ed for the Hartford Courant, “Chronic pain should be a qualifying condition for medial marijuana,” about this very same issue.
We are so glad the state is allowing more individuals the right to try and access treatment options that can help manage their pain.
If you would like to learn more about U.S. Pain’s position on cannabis, click here.