The legislature is considering a bill that would legalize the growing of
marijuana for medical use. A 1983 state law allows marijuana prescriptions,
but doctors -- bowing to federal law that prohibits the sale of marijuana
for medical uses -- do not prescribe marijuana. State Representative James
W. Abrams, Democrat of Meriden, said he sponsored legislation that would
allow patients with a doctor's approval to grow just enough marijuana
indoors to treat their ailments. Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii,
Maine, Nevada, Oregon and Washington permit the medical use of marijuana.

(Associated Press)

Newshawk: Amanda
Pubdate: Tue, 19 Mar 2002
Source: New York Times (NY)
Copyright: 2002 The New York Times Company
Section: Metro Briefing -- Connecticut