The state Board of Physicians recently recommended adding two debilitating conditions to Connecticut’s growing medical marijuana program, and also re-categorizing two others.
The board Friday unanimously voted to add “intractable headache syndromes” and “neuropathic facial pain” to the list of new conditions pending approval by the legislature. It removed migraine headaches and Trigeminal neuralgia, which had been approved in June because they both have symptoms that fall under the broader term of “intractable headache syndromes.”
Currently, the program provides medical marijuana for adult patients, covering 22 debilitating conditions, and for six different conditions for those 18 and younger.
There are now more than 19,000 medical marijuana patients in the state and over 700 participating physicians.
The two new conditions the board added are only for those who are 18 years of age or older.
h/t: New Haven Register