Thursday, May 03, 2012 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) With a nearly two-to-one approval ratio, Connecticut House Bill 5389, which would legalize at the state level small amounts of medical marijuana for patients in need, has been passed by the Connecticut State House of Representatives. And if passed by the State Senate, Governor Dannel Malloy has indicated he will sign H.B. 5389 into law, which would make Connecticut the 17th U.S. state to legalize medical marijuana.
Connecticut has been on the road to legalizing marijuana for several years now, having last June partially decriminalized the plant by lessening the penalties for possessing half an ounce of marijuana or less (http://www.naturalnews.com/032681_Connecticut_marijuana.html). If H.B. 5389 is signed into law, qualifying patients with debilitating medical conditions who obtain a doctor recommendation will be able to access as much as a one-month supply of marijuana at any one time without facing criminal penalty.
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