“For years, we’ve heard from so many patients with chronic diseases who undergo treatments like chemotherapy or radiation and are denied the palliative benefits that medical marijuana would provide. With careful regulation and safeguards, this law will allow a doctor and a patient to decide what is in that patient’s best interest.”

— Governor Dannel Malloy signs a new law into Connecticut legislation, officially making it the 17th State to legalize marijuana for medical treatments. (Photo: Peter Lynch/Flickr)