HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – Registration began Thursday for patients under the age of 18 in Connecticut, seeking marijuana to treat debilitating medical conditions.

Under a new state law, children may start receiving medical marijuana treatment October 1. The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection is accepting registrations in advance of the law taking effect.

“We are pleased to put these common sense, compassionate changes to Connecticut’s Medical Marijuana Program into action,” said Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris. “In one month patients under the age of 18 with severe debilitating conditions will finally get the medication they need.”

The conditions that a patient under 18 must have to register for the program are, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, irreversible spinal cord injury with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, severe epilepsy and terminal illness requiring end-of-life care.

Instructions on how to register pediatric patients can be found on the department’s website.

  1. Kelley Davis says:

    We don’t call it medical marijuana in California any more.

    As of June 2016 all official State references were changed to Cannabis.

    Marijuana is a word of war and hate that did not exist before 1930.

    In California the act is officially called Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA).

    Jerry Brown singed the change in to law in June.

    Marijuana never really existed.

    Just as many of the hateful names we have called thing never truly described what or who they were. Like the N word.

    It’s irresponsible for any adult in the public eye to be using the old racist term. Particularly if they themselves are not of that group.

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