Eighteen states, plus the District of Columbia, have changed their laws over the last few decades to allow for the usage of marijuana for medical purposes. Patients with a variety of chronic conditions say the drug is the only thing that can ease their pain. In California, the pioneering state in this effort, the widespread abuse of this system has prompted a scaling-back of the number of dispensaries.
Connecticut law is said to be one of the strictest. Today, we find out today how it’s going to work, from a patient, provider and producer standpoint. We hear from people who want to get into the business of growing medical marijuana, and hear from Seattle, to get a sense of what’s happening in Washington, a state that already has a system in place.