Connecticut Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Connecticut Medical Marijuana News

Connecticut regulator OKs more medical cannabis conditions

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut could see a boost in patient counts in the next year after the Department of Consumer Protection agreed to make three more conditions eligible for MMJ treatment. The DCP commissioner notified the Board of Physicians she will follow the panel’s recommendation to add hydrocephalus (water on the brain) with intractable headache; […]

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States with the best chance to legalize cannabis in 2017?

By John Schroyer After a landmark year in cannabis legalization, marijuana advocates have plenty of work left. And they’re not resting on their laurels. The Marijuana Policy Project calculates a whopping 37 legalization bills for medical or recreational marijuana are likely to be introduced in 33 states and the District of Columbia in 2017.

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CT doctors want expansion of medical cannabis conditions

A panel of physicians in Connecticut are urging the state to add four more conditions to the list of ailments that will qualify patients to receive medical cannabis. If the State Board of Physicians’ recommendations are accepted by the Department of Consumer Protection and a committee of state lawmakers, then shingles, rheumatoid arthritis, muscular dystrophy […]

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Medical cannabis research gets boost in Connecticut

Two medical institutions in Connecticut have received the go-ahead to research the healing properties of cannabis, news that can potentially bolster the MMJ industry’s credibility. Connecticut Hospice Inc. in Branford, the nation’s first hospice, announced Monday it will research how marijuana can alleviate pain and stimulate appetites in terminally ill patients, according to the Associated Press. […]

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Connecticut aims to be medical cannabis research hub

Calling cannabis researchers: Connecticut’s Medical Marijuana Program will begin accepting applications for research proposals on medical uses of marijuana starting Oct. 1, a move that ultimately could make it easier for doctors to recommend MMJ and boost sales. Eligible applicants include licensed medical marijuana producers and dispensaries, as well as hospitals, health-care facilities, and universities, […]

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CT Monsanto plant may be used to grow cannabis

A Monsanto research facility in Connecticut that’s slated to close later this year may be converted into a medical marijuana grow site. A pair of MMJ companies have already made inquiries about possibly acquiring the facility, local official Rob Simmons from the town of Stonington told news outlet the Day. Simmons said he advised both companies […]

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Connecticut’s medical marijuana patient pool surges

The number of medical marijuana patients registered with the state of Connecticut has surged 44% since mid-December, which should mean a sizeable sales boost for the state’s MMJ dispensaries. The number of MMJ patients registered with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection stood at 11,058 as of June 19, up from 7,665 as of Dec. […]

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Connecticut expands MMJ conditions list

Connecticut’s 11 conditions for medical cannabis are getting some company, as a state legislative committee voted this week to increase that number to 17. That means an expanded customer base for the state’s six current dispensaries and three new storefronts that are expected to come online this summer. The number of registered patients stood at 8,678 […]

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