Connecticut To Allow 3 More Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

HARTFORD — Connecticut plans to allow up to three more medical marijuana dispensaries, targeting New Haven and Fairfield counties, where there are the most registered patients and the fewest licensed sellers.

The decision to add to the state's six dispensaries comes nine months after the first medical marijuana sales by a fledgling industry in Connecticut in which both growers and dispensaries are still in a struggle to break even.

The Department of Consumer Protection announced Thursday that it would seek proposals for the new dispensaries because there has been "significant growth" in patient registration, especially this spring.

Inside a West Hartford medical clinic, multiple sclerosis patient Susan Gilchrist, 33, shakes hands with Dr. Corey Jacquez after receiving a renewal of her medical marijuana card. Gilchrist, the mother of two teenagers, never thought she would become an advocate for medical marijuana.

The medical marijuana program had 4,097 registered patients as of...

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