Pot Moratorium Goes Up In Smoke

Wilton's commission voted to end the moratorium after a public hearing was unattended by any members of the public.

CONNECTICUT:  Wilton’s moratorium on medical marijuana facilities will come to an end by the middle of November, a 5 to 4 vote by the Planning & Zoning Commission decided Monday, Oct. 27. The commission voted to end the moratorium after a public hearing was unattended by any members of the public. Five commissioners voted in Read the full article…

Connecticut Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens

California lawmakers have reached a historic compromise on regulating the world’s largest medical pot economy.

CONNECTICUT:  A few years ago, Nick Tamborrino never would have imagined that he would one day be the owner of a medical marijuana dispensary. Now, Tamborrino — who was previously employed as a pharmacist at both Bridgeport and Yale-New Haven health systems — owns Bluepoint Wellness, a medical marijuana dispensary that serves over 350 patients Read the full article…

Connecticut’s Medical Marijuana Users Finding High Prices

“The problem is that for many patients, it can be difficult for them to find a doctor who is even willing to provide them medical marijuana in the first place,”

CONNECTICUT:  In October 2013, Barbara paid $150 to have a doctor certify her need for medical marijuana, plus $100 to register with the state Department of Consumer Protection. This month, she will pay another $250, without having been able to buy the legally grown cannabis until this fall. “When I first got (the registration card) last Read the full article…

Connecticut Medical Pot Arrives

Initial costs of about $1,000 for a monthly allotment of 2.5 ounces and a requirement that the buds be ground up, could make the legal medical marijuana less attractive to suffering patients..

CONNECTICUT:  After long years of debate and fine-tuning of the rules, Connecticut medical marijuana dispensaries are starting to open for business, including the Thames Valley Alternative Relief dispensary on Route 32 in Montville. This newspaper supported the legalization of medical marijuana after years of testimony from patients who said no other drug provided them the Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Goes On Sale In Connecticut

In 2015, state legislators considered bills to legalize marijuana in 21 states, decriminalize marijuana possession in 17 states, and legalize medical marijuana in 19 states.

CONNECTICUT:  It’s been a long time waiting for medical marijuana patients in the state. Years after the state legalized marijuana for medical purposes–patients are now able to get their hands on it. Tuesday day will mark the first day of sales for Blue-Point Wellness in Branford. Yesterday other dispensaries opened across the state. Medical marijuana Read the full article…

West Haven Medical Marijuana Grower Readies For Fall Sales

WSLCB releases new interim rules for plants, clones and stems

CONNECTICUT:  The seeds that will grow into a medical marijuana crop are in storage, and David Lipton, managing director of Advanced Grow Labs, says his company should begin selling its products by November. Since February, when his and four other companies received approval to grow cannabis, Lipton has been running about, watching the warehouse at Read the full article…

Marijuana Is New (Legal) Cash Crop in Connecticut

"We aren't just growing plants in a warehouse," said David Lipton, the founder of Advanced Grow Labs in West Haven. The company is spending $2.5 million to retrofit a portion of a 62,000-square-foot building where it is the primary tenant. "We really are like a startup pharmaceutical company."

CONNECTICUT:  Across Connecticut, growers are cultivating marijuana for medical use in buildings with the exacting standards of pharmaceutical factories. Employees reporting for work at some plants will be required to change into scrubs. Then, they will pass through a room that will emit blasts of air to remove contaminants brought in from the outside. Computers Read the full article…

Thin Majority Of Connecticut Voters Support Marijuana For Personal Use, Poll Shows

By 52-45 percent, voters said adults should be able to possess small amounts of the drug. The poll found a huge margin, 90-9 percent, support medical use of marijuana, and 69-28 percent would support having a medical marijuana dispensary in their town.

CONNECTICUT: A slight majority of Connecticut voters support the legalization of marijuana for personal use, said a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday. By 52-45 percent, voters said adults should be able to possess small amounts of the drug. The poll found a huge margin, 90-9 percent, support medical use of marijuana, and 69-28 percent would support having a Read the full article…

Connecticut Picks 6 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

William M. Rubenstein said Thursday that the facilities are authorized by the state's medical marijuana program to dispense Connecticut-produced marijuana products.

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CONNECTICUT: Connecticut‘s consumer chief has picked six medical marijuana dispensaries that will be the first in the state operating in Branford, Bridgeport, Bristol, Hartford, South Windsor and Uncasville. Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein said Thursday that the facilities are authorized by the state’s medical marijuana program to dispense Connecticut-produced marijuana products.

Medical Marijuana Zones Out Connecticut Officials

A special legislative The commission is in the process of developing definitions for medical marijuana production facilities, medical marijuana dispensaries and pharmaceutical grade marijuana.

CONNECTICUT: Is medical marijuana production a non-agricultural activity? There is a difference of opinion between New Milford attorney Jeff Seinkewicz and the New Milford Zoning Commission. Sienkiewicz argued last week against the commission’s proposal to define production as a non-agricultural activity. The commission is in the process of developing definitions for medical marijuana production facilities, medical marijuana dispensaries and pharmaceutical grade marijuana. Read the full article…