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19 applications in for 3 new medical marijuana dispensaries in southern Conn.

19 applicants have submitted an application to open a medical marijuana dispensary facility in Connecticut.  Yesterday afternoon was the deadline.  The state’s Medical Marijuana Program is looking to expand, adding three new locations in Fairfield and  New Haven Counties by early 2016.


Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan Harris says he is pleased with the number of applications received.


The Department will begin a confidential application review process, which will continue until license award determinations have been made.  The license awards will be publicly announced.


There are currently six dispensaries in the state: Bethel, Branford, Bristol, Hartford, South Windsor and Uncasville.


A patient may only register for a medical marijuana certificate if he or she is a Connecticut resident being treated for a debilitating medical condition by a Connecticut-licensed physician.


Debilitating Medical Conditions include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Positive Status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Damage to the Nervous Tissue of the Spinal Cord with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Cachexia
  • Wasting Syndrome
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder