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Doctors Are Getting on Board with Connecticut's Push for Children's Medical Marijuana

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n a reversal of policy, the Connecticut arm of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has reportedly gotten on board with an effort to expand medical marijuana legalization to sick children in the state.

Connecticut legalized medical marijuana for adults with serious illnesses in 2012, just one year after it decriminalized some cannabis possession. But the state is unique among its 22 other legal medical marijuana peers in that children are completely barred from access to medicinal cannabis.

AAP in Connecticut initially opposed a 2015 effort to change those restrictions for children with chronic, severe medical conditions and epilepsy, citing the risks of marijuana use in developing brains. But the physicians’ group has reversed course this year on the heels of patient advocacy, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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