Medical marijuana to be sold in Connecticut by summer: governor
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[January 29, 2014] By
MILFORD, Connecticut (Reuters)
— Medical marijuana will go
on sale in Connecticut by summer 2014, dispensed throughout the
state by four vendors, Governor Dannel Malloy said on Tuesday.
Marijuana is illegal in the United States under
federal law, but Connecticut is among 20 U.S. states and the
District of Columbia that allow use of marijuana for medical
Four applicants have been chosen as the state's first-ever
legitimate producers of medical marijuana to serve the needs of
seriously ill patients in Connecticut, said Malloy, who appeared at
a press conference along with Consumer Protection Commissioner
William Rubenstein in West Haven.
The selected dispensaries are Advanced Grow Labs, LLC, in West
Haven; Connecticut Pharmaceutical Solutions, LLC, in Portland;
Curaleaf, LLC, in Simsbury, and Theraplant, LLC, in Watertown.
Nearly 1,700 patients have been certified so far for the state's
medical marijuana program, Malloy said.
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The governor in 2012 signed the law to allow licensed physicians
to prescribe medicinal marijuana for adults suffering from certain
debilitating diseases or medical conditions.
(Editing by Barbara Goldberg and Gunna
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