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News Junkie: Physicians board seeks to broaden medical marijuana

HARTFORD, Conn. — The state Board of Physicians last week 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 with 22 debilitating conditions and for six different conditions for those 18 and younger.

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