Connecticut Lawmakers Consider Allowing Medical Marijuana For Children

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would eliminate the age restriction on medical marijuana.

CONNECTICUT:  Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would eliminate the age restriction on medical marijuana. Several parents and their young children recently testified before lawmakers in Hartford on the need to remove the 18-year-old age restriction, WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported. The Judiciary Committee is now considering the bill. Rep. William Tong, the panel’s Read the full article…

Lawyer Cited After Dropping Bag Of Marijuana In Court

An attorney appearing in court on behalf of a client was cited for possession after dropping a two ounce bag of marijuana on the floor.

CONNECTICUT:  An attorney appearing in court on behalf of a client was cited for possession of less than four ounces of marijuana after a bag of marijuana fell from his back pocket in the courtroom, state police said. Vincent J. Fazzone, 46, was issued a citation Tuesday afternoon, police said. Earlier in the day, Fazzone Read the full article…

Two Bills Raise Possibility Of Recreational Marijuana In Connecticut

Two bills have been proposed to the Connecticut legislature that would legalize, regulate and tax recreational marijuana.

CONNECTICUT:  Two bills proposed to the Connecticut legislature would legalize, regulate and tax recreational marijuana, bringing the state in line with similar efforts underway throughout New England. Although the bills are short of details, their sponsors hope they will start a new conversation about marijuana, built from the state’s decriminalization of marijuana in 2011 and Read the full article…

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

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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…