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Many Conn. applications for medical pot program

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Applications for licenses to produce and dispense medical marijuana in Connecticut are dominated by in-state entrepreneurs.

The Department of Consumer Protection on Friday evening released the names of 21 applicants for the state's new dispensary license and 16 applicants for the producers' license. All of the applicants for dispensary licenses were from Connecticut, including from D&B Wellness in Monroe.  All but one of the 21 producer applicants were from Connecticut. The lone out-of-state applicant, Breakwater Production Facility, listed a New York City address.

Friday marked the final day of the application period for the new program.

A department spokeswoman said the agency would immediately being a confidential review process, which will continue until the license award determinations have been made. The agency anticipates granting three producer licenses and three-to-five dispensary licenses by early next year.

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