Connecticut Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Connecticut regulator OKs more medical cannabis conditions

Kevin Huhn  | June 12, 2017

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; …

States with the best chance to legalize cannabis in 2017?

John Schroyer  | January 25, 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.

Week in Review: Connecticut MMJ research bodes well, OH docs hesitant & Maine rec is a go

Bart Schaneman  | December 23, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey and Bart Schaneman

Connecticut research could benefit the entire medical cannabis industry, a survey shows most Ohio physicians won’t write MMJ recommendations, and Maine’s adult-use program is a go after recount is halted.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Medical cannabis research gets boost in Connecticut

Omar Sacirbey  | December 21, 2016

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 …

Connecticut aims to be medical cannabis research hub

Omar Sacirbey  | September 27, 2016

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, …

CT Monsanto plant may be used to grow cannabis

John Schroyer  | September 15, 2016

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 …

Connecticut’s medical marijuana patient pool surges

Omar Sacirbey  | June 23, 2016

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 …

Week in Review: Celebration in CT, Canadian court ruling & support for rescheduling marijuana

John Schroyer  | February 26, 2016

By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Connecticut dispensaries get good news, Canadian MMJ producers learn they might see increased competition from home grows, and a former U.S. attorney general says it’s time to reschedule cannabis.

Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Connecticut expands MMJ conditions list

John Schroyer  | February 24, 2016

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 

Week in Review: Sleepless in Seattle, MMJ expansion in Connecticut & big concerns in Illinois

John Schroyer  | January 22, 2016

By John Schroyer

Seattle warns that some medical cannabis businesses won’t be able to get licenses, Connecticut prepares to boost its dispensary permits by 50%, and Illinois MMJ companies sound the alarm over the state’s small market.

Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.