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Dr. Naeem Sarfraz reached an agreement in 2017 with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection to stop prescribing controlled substances.
The Connecticut Farm Bureau Association, which supported the bill’s passage, estimates that an acre of hemp could generate 500-1,500 pounds of dried flowers worth $37,500-150,000.
The money is meant to help offset the state’s regulatory costs for Tribal Winds Casino, the complex that MMCT Venture plans to build in East Windsor.
The medical marijuana program in Connecticut has grown significantly since the last time new facility licenses were awarded in January of 2016.
The application for the 3,000-square-foot facility now goes to the state Department of Consumer Protection, which oversees the licensing process.
Newtown is the latest Fairfield County location to move forward with the possible creation of a medical marijuana dispensary.
The commission denied four other medical marijuana dispensary applications, citing concerns about traffic and safety as well as the size of the proposed locations.
A sting at the South Norwalk bar found more than 100 underage patrons, mostly from Fairfield University, being served alcohol.
The most commonly prescribed controlled substance for two years running was alprazoram, marketed commercially as Xanax.
Fairfield County’s only medical marijuana dispensary, Bethel's Compassionate Care Center of Connecticut, was the first of its kind in the state.