Medical marijuana bill clears committee
By Ed Jacovino
HARTFORD — State residents would be able to grow and smoke marijuana for medical reasons under a measure that passed Tuesday out of a legislative committee.
The proposal by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat, would allow those with specific sicknesses to grow up to four plants, 4 feet tall, and possess 1 ounce of usable marijuana.
The patient would need a prescription, and the patient’s caregiver would be licensed by the Department of Consumer Protection.