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Fairfield doc reprimanded, fined for prescribing ‘excessive doses’ of opioids

Dr. Naeem Sarfraz reached an agreement in 2017 with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection to stop prescribing controlled substances.

Pilot hemp-growing bill approved by House; Lamont expected to sign into...

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.

Tribes pay CT $1M to move East Windsor casino forward

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.

State doubles number of medical marijuana dispensaries

The medical marijuana program in Connecticut has grown significantly since the last time new facility licenses were awarded in January of 2016.

Norwalk approves medical marijuana dispensary application

The application for the 3,000-square-foot facility now goes to the state Department of Consumer Protection, which oversees the licensing process.

Newtown P&Z approves proposal for medical marijuana dispensary

Newtown is the latest Fairfield County location to move forward with the possible creation of a medical marijuana dispensary.

Westport P&Z gives green light to 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.

SoNo bar Johnny Utah’s shut down after underage drinking sting

A sting at the South Norwalk bar found more than 100 underage patrons, mostly from Fairfield University, being served alcohol.

Opioid prescriptions in CT fell by 14 percent last year

The most commonly prescribed controlled substance for two years running was alprazoram, marketed commercially as Xanax.

Connecticut seeks to add medical marijuana dispensaries

Fairfield County’s only medical marijuana dispensary, Bethel's Compassionate Care Center of Connecticut, was the first of its kind in the state.