Connecticut Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Connecticut adds five medical cannabis conditions, will consider chronic pain

Medical marijuana companies in Connecticut likely will see a boost in business after the state expands its MMJ program with five new qualifying conditions. A board of physicians recommended the new conditions at the Department of Consumer Protection’s regular meeting Monday, and the agency’s commissioner promptly accepted them, according to the Hartford Business Journal. The new […]

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CT adult-use cannabis measure clears committee hurdle; prospects unclear

Legislation that could ultimately lead to legalized recreational marijuana in Connecticut has advanced. The General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee voted 21-19 in favor of a bill that outlines how marijuana use and sales would be legalized for those 21 years and older. But it remains unclear if there will ultimately be enough support for legalization this […]

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Green Thumb signs $80M deal to acquire Connecticut medical marijuana firm

Green Thumb Industries (GTI), a vertically integrated, multistate cannabis company, signed a definitive agreement to acquire Connecticut’s Advanced Grow Labs in a deal valued at roughly $80 million. Advanced Grow Labs, one of only four licensed medical marijuana cultivation and processing companies in the state, owns a 41,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in West Haven and a 46% […]

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Week in Review: NV cannabis licensing gripes, Connecticut permits more MMJ dispensaries & Q3 earnings roundup

Nevada issues 61 additional provisional recreational marijuana retail permits, Connecticut doubles the number of medical cannabis dispensary licenses in the state, and some publicly traded MJ firms release third-quarter results. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry this week. Nevada licensing controversy Nevada issued 61 provisional adult-use retail licenses, which […]

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Connecticut regulators double medical marijuana dispensaries to 18

Connecticut regulators approved nine medical marijuana dispensary licenses, doubling the current number. The new dispensaries were selected from 73 applications as part of a competitive scoring process. The additional licenses come at a time when the state’s MMJ program is growing steadily, from 8,228 patients in January 2016 to 30,478 as of Dec. 9. Connecticut also […]

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Connecticut adds another condition to medical marijuana treatment list

Connecticut regulators added another ailment to the list of conditions that can be treated with medical cannabis, bringing the total number of conditions to 31 for adults. The state’s Regulations Review Committee decided chronic neuropathic pain associated with degenerative spinal disorders should be included on the list. The added condition could provide a slight boost to […]

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Connecticut adds eight conditions to medical marijuana treatment list

Connecticut added eight ailments to the list of conditions that can be treated with medical cannabis, including muscular dystrophy and intractable headaches. The Register Citizen reported that the state legislature’s Regulation Review Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to add the new conditions, which is a move that could boost MMJ sales. The eight additional ailments bring […]

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Connecticut retailers, growers at odds on how to serve growing medical cannabis demand

Connecticut’s medical marijuana growers and retailers are at loggerheads over the state’s plan to expand its MMJ program to meet growing consumer demand for products. The state has proposed adding up to 10 more dispensaries to serve Connecticut’s growing patient pool, an increase that would more than double the number of retailers. But some dispensary […]

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Connecticut doctors deny medical marijuana in opioid addiction fight

A board of physicians in Connecticut rejected the addition of opioid addiction as a condition treatable by medical marijuana but added degenerative spine disease to the qualifying list. That makes seven total conditions that are pending review by state regulators. If the seven are added, Connecticut will allow 29 conditions to be treated with medical marijuana. […]

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Week in Review: Connecticut medical marijuana hopefuls, PA suit & Florida hits 100,000 patients

Connecticut receives dozens of applications from aspiring medical cannabis entrepreneurs, a Pennsylvania court tosses a lawsuit that could have undone the state’s medical marijuana program, and Florida hits 100,000 MMJ patients. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. East Coast MMJ rising News that Connecticut regulators received […]

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License applications rolling in as Connecticut adds medical cannabis dispensaries

Businesses are rushing to capitalize on Connecticut’s mushrooming medical marijuana market. Regulators have received more than 70 marijuana dispensary applications after deciding to expand the tightly controlled market from nine outlets to as many as 19, according to The Hour newspaper. The new licenses will be issued in the coming months. Additional dispensaries are needed […]

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