Connecticut Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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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19 attorneys general urge Congress to give cannabis states access to banking

A letter to 10 major Congressional leaders from 19 attorneys general asks Congress to push through legislation that would allow states with medical or recreational marijuana laws to bank as other business do. The group suggests that Congress give special attention to measures such as the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE). Congressman Ed Perlmutter, D-Colorado, introduced […]

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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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