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Connecticut lawmakers say they’re getting closer to legalizing recreational marijuana

Developing a consistently reliable DUI test for marijuana users is a key consideration, according to area lawmakers.

Cuomo to push recreational marijuana legalization for New York in 2019

“Let’s legalize adult use of recreation marijuana once and for all,” Cuomo said. The move could bring hundreds of millions in tax revenues annually, by state estimates.

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.

Connecticut expands medical marijuana program to cover 10 more conditions

There are currently over 27,000 patients benefiting from the state's program.

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.

New York regulator encourages state banks to work with medical marijuana...

While federal law has made banking difficult for the medical marijuana industry, Cuomo's administration said it "stands ready to work with our chartered institutions to assist them in moving forward toward commencing operations in a safe and sound manner."

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.

Legalizing recreational marijuana still a tough call for Connecticut

As has been the case for years, the debate over legalization essentially boils down to two standpoints: “It’s an idea whose time has come” vs. “Why do you think they call it ‘dope’?”

Stamford approves medical marijuana dispensary

The operators of Kind Care LLC have until April 9 to apply with the state for final approval.

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.

Purchase-based Valley Agriceuticals receives medical marijuana license, acquisition approval

New York State Department of Health lets iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc. acquire Purchase-based Valley Agriceuticals LLC for $17 million.

Purchase-based medical marijuana company Valley Agriceuticals acquired for $17 million

Valley Agriceuticals LLC, a Purchase-based company that has conditional approval for a New York medical marijuana license, will be acquired by a New York and Toronto-based cannabis company that already operates in multiple states.

Connecticut approves three more conditions for medical marijuana treatment

Connecticut will now allow sufferers of hydrocephalus with intractable headaches, intractable migraines, and trigeminal neuralgia to be legally treated via medical marijuana.

Westport planning and zoning approves medical marijuana dispensaries

There are currently nine such dispensaries in the state, including one in Fairfield County in Bethel.