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Connecticut must find balance on medical marijuana issue

I recently came across an op-ed in the Hartford Courant written by Dr. Yifrah Kaminer on July 5. He outlined his concerns and opinions about Connecticut’s medical marijuana program — including his opposition to a proposal to spend $60,000 to educate physicians and patients about medical marijuana. As a board certified pediatrician who has been practicing for 38 years, I felt compelled to respond.

Posted inEducation, Energy & Environment, Health, Money, Politics

Health, labor, environment bills revived in special session

A wide range of legislative priorities that failed to clear both chambers of the General Assembly before the June 3 end of the regular session won final approval early Tuesday as part of a massive budget implementation bill. The 686-page everything-but-the-kitchen-sink bill also includes several controversial new provisions. Here’s what’s in it.