Three new medical marijuana dispensaries have obtained approval from the Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner. The new dispensaries will aid over 4,000 patients in two counties – Fairfield County and New Haven County – to obtain their medicine, according to WSHU.
- 2 in Milford – 1900+ patients
- 1 in Waterbury – 2100+ patients
These facilities are expected to open this summer. Connecticut has just over 8,000 registered medical marijuana patients.
Licensed and approved dispensaries are the only options for Connecticut card holders to legally obtain medical marijuana. Currently there are 11 approved conditions that patients can qualify under.
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Wasting Syndrome
- Crohn’s Disease
- Intractable spasticity from nerve tissue damage of the spinal cord
Qualifying patients must reside in Connecticut. The patients must also be at least 18-years old and cannot be incarcerated. The patient must also be receiving treatment from a licensed physician to qualify.