Connecticut Now Has 4000 Medical Marijuana Patients

Connecticut now has more than 4,000 registered medical marijuana patients, new figures from the state Department of Consumer Protection show.

The Medical Marijuana Program, which began last fall, had 4,097 registered patients as of June 5, up from 3,600 in April and 2,300 in September.

The number of registered patients, while steadily increasing, is still far below the 20,000, by one manufacturer's estimate, who could be served by the four medical marijuana manufacturers and six dispensaries.

At 1,113 patients, New Haven County currently has the highest participation in the state. After Fairfield and Hartford counties, at 981 and 868 patients, respectively, there is a sharp drop in participation. The next highest county, Litchfield, only has 272 registered patients.

There are now 222 doctors registered to prescribe medical marijuana in Connecticut.

Registration with the Medical Marijuana Program is open to Connecticut residents older than 18 suffering from a qualifying debilitating medical...

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