Connecticut

Tue
26
May

CT committee OK's adding children to medical marijuana rolls

HARTFORD -- In a bipartisan move that's the last hurdle before debates in the Senate and House, the General Law Committee voted Tuesday morning to allow children to join the state's medical marijuana program.

Acting on an amendment from the state Senate, the committee approved a new section that would prohibit those under 18 from smoking or inhaling the drug's vapors. In liquid form, however, marijuana has been found to reduce childhood seizures.

Thu
21
May

Social media sites block Connecticut marijuana ad

MANCHESTER — A Connecticut advertising firm owner says his Facebook account is currently banned from posting videos because of an ad about medicinal marijuana he tried to post last week.

Kyle Reyes of the Silent Partner Marketing said the video was educational and not meant to sell cannabis on behalf of his client, Arrow Alternative Care.

“It was a series about Canna-Ed, about the education and the benefits of medical marijuana,” Reyes said. “It’s actually videos that the state had already approved and said, ‘You guys can go ahead and market these on social media.'”

But Reyes said when he attempted to upload a Canna-Ed video last week, Facebook blocked it.

Thu
21
May

Watch: Theraplant uses creative approach to producing medical marijuana for Conn. dispensaries

WATERTOWN–Medical marijuana is an up and coming industry in Connecticut.

Legalized three years ago, licensed facilities grow it and dispensaries sell the medicine to patients, all under heavy regulation by the Department of Consumer Protection.

On of the facilities licensed to produce medical marijuana, Theraplant, is located in a highly secure facility meant to protect the budding industry.

“We took painstaking steps to design this building to be as safe and secure as possible and grow the best medicine possible,” said Ruby.

Thu
07
May

4 Arrested in Connecticut Synthetic Marijuana Investigation

Police in Connecticut have arrested four people while investigating a batch of synthetic marijuana that sickened about a dozen people, including five who were hospitalized.

Willimantic police say they arrested a dealer of "K2" synthetic marijuana and three buyers Tuesday. Authorities wouldn't say whether the dealer suspect they arrested sold the drug to the people who got sick Monday.

All five of the people hospitalized have been discharged. Police believe they used synthetic marijuana laced with the hallucinogenic PCP.

Wed
06
May

Tainted synthetic marijuana sends a dozen people to hospital in Willimantic, Connecticut

× Tainted synthetic marijuana sends a dozen people to hospital in Willimantic

WILLIMANTIC – Police have issued a warning about tainted supply of K2, a synthetic marijuana that has sent a dozen users to the hospital.

Police said within the past 24 hours, they contended with nearly a dozen people who have ingested the synthetic drug which they believe was laced with another substance.

Wed
29
Apr

Inside a Medical-Marijuana Firm With a Sweet Tooth

WEST HAVEN, Conn.—Dain Colandro grew microgreens while working in New York City restaurants. He left that industry to run the medical-marijuana bakery here at Advanced Grow Labs.

In an industrial kitchen with Momofuku Milk Bar and Bouchon Bakery cookbooks on the shelves, the company prepares marijuana-laced peanut-butter cookies, brownie bites and chocolate-hazelnut French macarons. The company plans on adding honey as well as a hazelnut spread to its lineup.

Fri
24
Apr

The Global Marijuana March Begins May 2, 2015

The Global Marijuana March (GMM) is kicking off at different locations across the world taking place this year on Saturday May 2, 2015 and include marches, meetings, rallies, concerts, festivals and other relevant information and events relating to cannabis.

The Global Marijuana March began in 1999 which have had hundreds of thousands of people participated in over 829 different cities in 72 countries worldwide since its inception.

The Global Marijuana March is a celebration embracing cannabis culture as a personal lifestyle choice. Participants unite to discuss, promote, entertain and educate both consumers and non-consumers alike.

Mon
13
Apr

Stamford zoning officials mull medical marijuana sites

STAMFORD — Stamford zoning officials are considering whether to establish medical marijuana factories and dispensaries in some neighborhoods.

The Stamford Advocate reports the Zoning Board has begun crafting a proposal to allow the facilities in some parts of Stamford.

New regulations are still a ways off, with a public hearing likely in a month or two.

Factories and dispensaries must apply to the state Department of Consumer Protection for operating permits.

The General Assembly legalized medical marijuana in 2012. The first dispensary in the state opened in South Windsor in August. The state consumer protection agency says six dispensaries and four factories operate in Connecticut.

Mon
13
Apr

Medical marijuana rush targets Lower Hudson Valley

Health care leaders and entrepreneurs are competing for five licenses to grow and sell medical marijuana in New York as patients seek improved access to the drug

A $10 million construction project tied to selling medical marijuana to Lower Hudson Valley patients is unfolding about 60 miles northwest of White Plains.

Valley Agriceuticals, a company started by a team of health care and cannabis industry leaders, wants to build a marijuana grow facility in Wallkill, a farming community of about 29,000 people in Orange County.

Tue
07
Apr

Connecticut Parents: let children with seizures take marijuana

Lindsey Clark of Darien thinks medical marijuana could make her 7-year-old twin sons, Jeremy and Miles, less reliant on pharmaceuticals that have undesirable side effects.

For Dana Haddox-Wright of Wilton, getting her daughter, Ella Wright, 5, into the state's medical-cannabis program could mean fewer trips to the hospital to treat epileptic seizures that can last as long as two hours.

But current state law does not allow children younger than 18 to be treated with the drug. So Jeremy, Miles and Ella, who all have a rare childhood epilepsy known as Dravet Syndrome, cannot be prescribed marijuana products that seem to help youngsters in states where it is allowed.

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