1st Connecticut Dispensary Opens

The first of six medical marijuana dispensaries formally opened in Connecticut on Wednesday night.

The dispensary – Prime Wellness of Connecticut – doesn’t yet actually have any cannabis on hand to provide to clients. But its grand opening gave patients an opportunity to meet staffers and learn about the dispensary’s services.

Prime Wellness is located in South Windsor, which is in the central part of the state. Another five dispensaries will eventually open in the cities of Bethel, Branford, Bristol, Hartford and Uncasville.

A spokesman for Prime Wellness said the dispensary expects between 200-300 patients to be waiting to fill prescriptions when the first shipment of MMJ arrives in about a month. The dispensary has been offering consultations with patients since last week and will continue doing so until the shipment arrives.

Prices are still yet to be determined, as the dispensary doesn’t yet know how much the wholesale growing facilities providing its medical marijuana will charge.

About 2,000 patients are registered with the state’s MMJ program.

8 comments on “1st Connecticut Dispensary Opens
  1. Herb on

    I would like to know if there is anyone out there that can help with the start up of cultivation and dispensary delivery service in Ohio. I would also like to know about the opening of a dispensary in Ohio.

    I would like to find out about pricing, building sizes, available funding and backers or if anyone thought of franchising.

    I am a Viet Nam Disable Veteran and would like to help my fellow veterans and also the recreational users.

    Thank you,

    Herb
    [email protected]

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  2. Chris Lindsey on

    While Ohio has decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana, medical marijuana laws are not in place that would offer protections for patients or for businesses including dispensaries.

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  3. victoria smith on

    Jeez. No bud available for a month. No pricing yet because they don’t know how much it will cost. Who thought that this might be a good model? Glad that CT has approved mmj, but did they have to do it in such a dumbass way?

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  4. victoria smith on

    Product is grown in-state (CT). Growers and sellers (dispensaries) are separate entities. In CO, the mmj model is that most dispensaries grow their own bud. Prices are easier to figure out. Also, this is a start-up kind of issue. Once the grows get started, supply should be more predictable.

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  5. Kristine on

    No “buds” are going to be sold. I went to meet with my “pharmacist” at Prime Wellness, and I was told, “only ground” cannabis, will be sold.
    Connecticut is so afraid, compared to the other states, that have hundreds of dispensaries, and many ways to use this wonderful medication.

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  6. victoria smith on

    No buds? What a shame, what a waste. Don’t we all love looking at the shape, color, tightness, white hairiness of bud? It’s like only being able to buy shake. Dang. Sure am glad to be in Colorado.

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