Connecticut’s Medical Marijuana Users Finding High Prices

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 October, I was under the illusion that … (dispensaries) should be opening shortly,” said Barbara (not her real name), who has glaucoma and arthritis. “I was under the assumption that the dispensaries would be open and I paid to participate.”

The medical marijuana program was approved by the General Assembly in 2012, but the growing facilities and dispensaries were not approved by Consumer Protection until this year and the product didn’t become available until September. The first growing facility to open was Theraplant in Watertown.

 

 

 

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