Connecticut Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens

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 in Branford, Conn. The dispensary, which opened its doors on Sept. 22, is the sixth in the state to open since Prime Wellness began operating in South Windsor at the end of August.

“The more I researched about this, the more I was intrigued,” Tamborrino said. “I think we’re going to see tremendous breakthroughs in the next few years.”

Tamborrino added that he chose to open the dispensary in Branford because of the location — the clinic is on the outskirts of the city, and Branford is close to Yale-New Haven hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital, both places that Tamborrino hopes Bluepoint can build partnerships with in the future.