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Connecticut Seeking Applications for 3 MMJ Dispensaries

Connecticut’s Department of Consumer Protection is seeking applications for at least three new medical cannabis dispensaries by Apr. 9. Applicants are required to submit business plan information including organization structure, security plans, and compassionate care plans.

“Our state’s Medical Marijuana Program is incredibly successful, and is growing rapidly. When there is a substantial increase in the number of patients, DCP can issue new [Request For Applications] in order to best meet the demand for medication, and continue our commitment to quality health care.” – Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull in a press release

The state program allows adults 18-and-older with 22 medical conditions to access medical cannabis products, while individuals younger than 18 must have one of just six conditions to qualify for a medical cannabis program ID.

According to the DCP, there are currently just nine dispensaries and four licensed producers throughout the state for 22,348 registered patients. The agency reports that there are 807 physicians and advanced practice registered nurses registered to recommend cannabis to patients.

Dispensary applicants must pay a $1,000 non-refundable initial application fee, a $5,000 non-refundable registration fee, and a $5,000 non-refundable annual renewal fee. Currently, the nine dispensaries are located in Hartford, Milford, Branford, Waterbury, Bethel, South Windsor, New Haven, Uncasville, and Bristol.

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