Connecticut’s Department of Consumer Protection has chosen the first six dispensaries for medical marijuana, which will be in South Windsor, Branford, Bristol, Montville, Hartford and Bridgeport.
State officials led by Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein announced the six licenses, which were selected from 27 applications, and said the facilities will be operational before summer.
The dispensaries have been authorize to legally administer Connecticut-produced marijuana to extremely ill patients who have been prescribed by doctors as eligible for its use, and who are registered with Connecticut’s Medical Marijuana Program.
The facilities are: D&B Wellness LLC, 2181 Main St., Bridgeport; Bluepoint Apothecary LLC, 469 E. Main St., Branford; Thames Valley Apothecary LLC, 1100 Norwich-New London Turnpike in the Uncasville section of Montville; The Healing Corner Inc., 159 E. Main St., Bristol; Prime Wellness of Connecticut LLC, 75 John Fitch Blvd., South Windsor and Arrow Alternative Care Inc., 92 Weston St., Hartford
Two dispensary owners said on Thursday that their operations will mostly depend on whether Connecticut’s four licensed medical marijuana planters will avail their products for sale on time.
“With the selection of dispensary facilities, all necessary pieces of the medical marijuana program are in place and we are poised to provide patients with a safe and secure source of needed medicine,” Rubenstein said, reported New Haven Register.
“As retail points from which products are dispensed and educational materials are provided to patients, the dispensary facilities will be the public face of Connecticut’s Medical Marijuana Program, and therefore, careful thought and deliberation went into selection of the most qualified applicants.”
Every applicant for the medical marijuana dispensary was asked to provide detailed information such as experience and qualifications, security features, business plan outlining products on offers as well as how they planned to benefit the community. The winners are required to pay $5,000 license fees and final submission of documents within 30 days.
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