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Developing a consistently reliable DUI test for marijuana users is a key consideration, according to area lawmakers.
“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.
The medical marijuana program in Connecticut has grown significantly since the last time new facility licenses were awarded in January of 2016.
There are currently over 27,000 patients benefiting from the state's program.
The application for the 3,000-square-foot facility now goes to the state Department of Consumer Protection, which oversees the licensing process.
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 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.
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’?”
Fairfield County’s only medical marijuana dispensary, Bethel's Compassionate Care Center of Connecticut, was the first of its kind in the state.
New York State Department of Health lets iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc. acquire Purchase-based Valley Agriceuticals LLC 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 will now allow sufferers of hydrocephalus with intractable headaches, intractable migraines, and trigeminal neuralgia to be legally treated via medical marijuana.
There are currently nine such dispensaries in the state, including one in Fairfield County in Bethel.
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