Connecticut Approves Autism, Female Orgasmic Difficulty as Medical Cannabis Qualifying Conditions

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The Connecticut Medical Cannabis Board of Physicians last week approved autism spectrum disorder and female orgasmic difficulty/disorder as qualifying conditions for the state medical cannabis program. 

There are now 42 qualifying conditions for adults and 11 for individuals under 18-years-old. The two conditions were approved by the board unanimously. 

An observational study published earlier this year in the journal Sex Medicine found 41% of 410 women “face challenges achieving orgasm.” Seventy-one percent of women included in the study found cannabis beneficial for helping them achieve orgasm. 

“Cannabis may be a treatment for women with difficulty achieving orgasm during partnered sex… Cannabis-related treatment appears to provide benefit to women who have female orgasm difficulties or dysfunction.” — Assessment of the effect of cannabis use before partnered sex on women with and without orgasm difficulty, 5/6/24, Sex Medicine 

According to NuggMD, 14 states – Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Utah –and Puerto Rico had previously approved autism as a qualifying condition for medical cannabis access. 

In Connecticut, medical cannabis is not subject to sales and excise tax at dispensaries and

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