CT: State Gets 19 Proposals For Medical Marijuana Dispensary Expansion

The state wants to add as many as three medical marijuana dispensaries — especially in New Haven and Fairfield counties — and now there are 19 proposals for rolling out the expansion.

Details of the proposals — the names of the applicants or the dispensary locations — weren't available late Friday from the state Department of Consumer Protection. The applications had to be submitted by a 3 p.m. deadline and the details had yet to be compiled, officials said.

"We think we had a great response," Jonathan Harris, the department's commissioner, said. "We have a healthy pool from which to do our analysis and make an appropriate selection of up to three."

Selections will be made by early next year, and the new outlets could be open by June, Harris said.

The state says the new dispensaries will meet a growing need in the state as patient registriations and the...

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