Connecticut lawmakers have put recreational marijuana back on the table — sort of. According to the CT Post, lawmakers are curious as to how they would successfully regulate the drug if it were ever to be legalized in the New England state.
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The state Department of Consumer Protection is seeking applications to open at least three new medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut, bringing the total to 12 or more, the department announced Wednesday.
HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — At a meeting Monday evening, the Hartford Court of Common Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution in support of making cannabis legal and regulated for adults in Connecticut.
STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Benchmarks®, a division of New Leaf Data Services, LLC and the cannabis industry’s only independent assessor of wholesale prices, has released its 2017 Mid-Year Wholesale Market Report.
HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Tomorrow, on Friday, August 18th at 8:30am the Board of Physicians will hold a public hearing to discuss the addition of two conditions to the Medical Marijuana Program.
HARTFORD, Conn., June 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On Wednesday, June 7th, the Board of Physicians met to discuss five (5) petitions to add new conditions to the Medical Marijuana Program. The Board took votes and made recommendations to the Commissioner.
HARTFORD, Conn., June 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – TOMORROW, Wednesday, June 7th, at 8:30am, the state Board of Physicians will hold a public hearing to discuss petitions it has received to add five conditions to Connecticut’s medical marijuana program.
Connecticut lawmakers are questioning if legal marijuana is the best option in fixing the New England state’s current budget crisis.
In a Connecticut budget bill introduced on May 16, 2017, Democrats included legalizing, regulating and taxing recreational marijuana. According to the Marijuana Policy Project, the proposal would allow adults 21 and older to buy marijuana from dispensaries.
HAMDEN, Conn., April 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — American voters say 60 – 34 percent “that the use of marijuana should be made legal in the U.S.,” the highest level of support for legalized marijuana in a Quinnipiac University national poll. Republicans and voters over 65 years old are the only listed party, gender, education, age or racial groups to oppose legalized marijuana.
STAMFORD, Conn., March 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Benchmarks®, a division of New Leaf Data Services, LLC, and Guardian Data Systems, a leading ERP and POS solution provider, have announced a partnership to bring real-time transaction and cost data to cannabis businesses.
On March 17, 2017, Connecticut Sen. Ed Gomes announced that he is hosting a panel discussion on March 27 in Bridgeport to discuss recreational marijuana legalization in Connecticut.
Will Connecticut join the handful of states around the nation to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana?
HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris informed the Board of Physicians of his decision regarding which conditions DCP will seek to add to the list of debilitating conditions through the regulation making process.
STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 9. 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Benchmarks®, a division of New Leaf Data Services, LLC and the cannabis industry’s only independent assessor of wholesale prices, has released its Annual Review & Outlook: 2016-2017 Edition.
On Feb. 1, 2017, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Office of Fiscal Analysis released a fiscal estimate for the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state, noting that the state could earn $30.1 million to $63.9 million in tax revenue during the first full year of implementation.
Recreational marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, but drivers are worried their license plate could create problems.
The number of dispensaries in the state also has increased, from the original six to eight, with a ninth, which has met neighborhood resistance, planned in Milford. Much of the growth has come because “the doctors are looking at medical marijuana as a legit treatment option,” Pharmacist Nicholas Tamborrino said.
Easing pain and improving quality of life for end of life patients — the focus of a groundbreaking medical marijuana study. The first of its kind in New England.
As it now stands, by the year 2018 anyone over 21 years of age in Massachusetts will be able to walk into a store/dispensary and buy marijuana for recreational use.
STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 2, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Benchmarks®, a division of New Leaf Data Services, LLC, is predicting that wholesale cannabis prices will initially increase with the implementation of California’s Proposition 64.
Reforms to the state’s medical marijuana program will allow Connecticut hospitals, universities, growers and dispensaries to conduct research into medical cannabis, supplementing the limited federal research available on the drug’s palliative effects. The Department of Consumer Protection will begin accepting research proposals Oct. 1. The move is part of a number of changes to the…
HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 27, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Department of Consumer Protection will begin accepting applications for Medical Marijuana research proposals on October 1, 2016.
STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Global Alpha Forum, in conjunction with GreenWave Advisors and Greenhouse Ventures, will present its first Cannabis Finance Symposium as part of its annual marquee alternative investment conference to be held October 6th and 7th in Stamford, CT.
On Aug. 22, 2016, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that a man who has fired for smoking marijuana on the job should be able to return to his job.
On Aug. 3, 2016, Southern CT Wellness & Healing opened in Milford, Connecticut. With the addition of SCWH to the state’s list of licensed dispensary facilities, Connecticut now has a total of eight medical marijuana dispensaries.
STAMFORD, Conn., August 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Benchmarks®, a division of New Leaf Data Services, LLC and the cannabis industry’s independent assessor of wholesale prices, has released its 2016 Mid-Year Review & Outlook.
As of June 19, 2016, Connecticut has 11,060 medical marijuana patients registered with the Department of Consumer Protection.
HARTFORD, Conn., May 2, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — On Friday, HB 5450 passed the State Senate after passing the House on April 20th. The Department of Consumer Protection commends the members of the legislature who supported this thoughtful expansion of Connecticut’s medical marijuana program.
In a reversal of policy, the Connecticut arm of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has reportedly gotten on board with an effort to expand medical marijuana legalization to sick children in the state.
United States Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., is calling for a federal reclassification of marijuana.
HARTFORD – Legislation has been introduced that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana for people 21 and older.
Marijuana activists and political junkies can barely wait for 2016 to begin, and the list-making has been in full flower for months. But full adult-use legalization may depend as much on the nuts and bolts of petition deadlines or legislative calendars as it does on history, social attitudes and the state of medical marijuana regulation.
Portland, Maine, Aug. 5, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Strategic Water Resources of Mystic, CT has partnered with Portland, Maine-based Vista Green Group to introduce its advanced water purification, oxygenation, and conservation system—SWR 50—to US and Canadian cannabis growers and producers.
WILTON, Conn., July 27, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Green Leaf Innovations, Inc. (OTC Pink: GRLF), provider of services and products to the marijuana industry, today announced that it has been selected for inclusion in The Marijuana Index.
While drug testing is not new, the legalization of recreational marijuana in states like Washington, Colorado, Oregon and Alaska has added a question mark for some employees.
For the most part, the question that hangs over our elected representatives is whether or not they should legalize the substance; however, in Connecticut, lawmakers are debating whether to expand access to children.
In December 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice released a legal memorandum which announced the adoption of a new policy that affects Native American tribes, considered sovereign nations by the government.
Stocks resumed their recent risk on rally with strength in international, emerging, small and micro cap stocks. It is interesting to see strength in the technology sector despite the drubbing in price for micro-blogging site, Twitter.
While cannabis is still illegal under federal laws, Illinois is now one of 21 states that have created a legal framework for its medical production and distribution.
Despite arguments that relaxing or completely eliminating marijuana prohibition will lead to negative social consequences; there is a mounting body of evidence to contradict those claims.
It was years ago now, but I will never forget the day I learned that cannabis is medicine. I was speaking with a beekeeper friend of mine who began to talk about the medicinal qualities of cannabis, which he called a truly amazing plant.
When the Washington Times dedicates a column to billionaire George Soros’s role in the campaign to legalize medical marijuana, then you could say the movement has come of age. He has pumped at least $80 million into it since 1994, hoping to fund grass-roots initiatives that pressure local politicians.