Medical Marijuana Takes Next Step In Connecticut

CONNECTICUT: When the smoke cleared in the state Department of Consumer Protection on Friday, 21 prospective growers and 16 dispensers had made their pitches to start the state’s budding medical marijuana industry.

Now the agency will spend at least the next few months culling through the proposals, which include multiple plans totaling 26 dispensary locations.

“The department intends to award three producer licenses and between three and five dispensary facility licenses by early 2014. These license awards will be publicly announced,” said Consumer Protection spokeswoman Claudette Carveth. [Read more…]