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  1. Ron Strider

    CT: First Misuse Of Medical Marijuana Heading to Court

    In the first case of its kind since the state's medical-marijuana program was approved by lawmakers five years ago, a North Branford man who owns the cannabis growing facility in Eastern Connecticut is facing charges of illegally diverting and distributing it in the company parking lot...
  2. Ron Strider

    18,000 Now Use Medical Marijuana In Connecticut

    The recreational marijuana debate is tabled for now, but 18,000 Connecticut residents are using the drug to help with specific debilitating medical conditions. Medical marijuana was legalized in May of 2012 and put into practice in September of 2014. In the five years since its legalization...
  3. Ron Strider

    UConn Great Robinson Blazing Path As Advocate For Pot Reform

    Before any discussion of Uncle Spliffy, we've got to ask about Uncle Cliffy. "Doing good," Cliff Robinson said, "and continuing to get better daily." The UConn basketball great was hospitalized in Portland, Ore., in early March for what he had called "a minor brain hemorrhage." "Any time...
  4. Ron Strider

    Connecticut's Medical Marijuana Program Continues To Grow

    While the move to legalize recreational marijuana in Connecticut has hit a speed bump, the medical pot program continues to grow, now topping 18,000 patients. The number of medical marijuana patients in the state is at 18,071 as of May 5, according to the latest figures from the Connecticut...
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    Hearing Would Discuss Recreational Use Of Marijuana For Adults In CT

    Hartford, CT - A hearing at the State Capitol on Wednesday will discuss the possibility of a bill that would legalize and tax recreational marijuana in Connecticut. Lawmakers will start debating S.B. 11 that would regulate and tax marijuana for adult use on Wednesday morning. The bill...
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    Looks Like Connecticut May Have Recreational Marijuana By 2018

    Although liberating Connecticut from marijuana prohibition might look like a long shot on the watch of Governor Dannel Malloy, one of the state's most influential legislative forces still fully intends to peruse the issue of statewide marijuana legalization in the 2017 session. Democratic...
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    Connecticut Legislature Considers Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

    A new bill in the Connecticut Senate is seeking the legalization of recreational marijuana sales in the state. SB11, introduced by Sen. Martin Looney (D-New Haven), seeks to "permit the retail sale of marijuana, tax such sale in the same manner as the state of Colorado and provide that...
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    Legalizing Marijuana On Connecticut Legislature's Agenda Despite Malloy's Concerns

    State Senate President Martin Looney is setting the agenda to tackle some hot-button issues in 2017 including legalizing recreational use of marijuana, paid family leave and raising the minimum wage. Looney is currently recovering from a kidney transplant and had a staff attorney file 10...
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    Connecticut Hospice Will Use Marijuana To Reduce Opioid Usage

    Branford, CT — Hundreds, maybe thousands of stories have been written and told in the past few years about the impact the opioid crisis is having on young people, and their families, in the state of Connecticut. On Monday, at The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. of Branford, state leaders and...
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    Massachusetts Marijuana Law Changes "Tone" At Connecticut Capitol

    Hartford, Conn. – As of Thursday, it is now legal in Massachusetts to possess and use and grow marijuana in your home. A Connecticut lawmaker that has been pushing for this here says now is a golden opportunity for the Nutmeg State. Connecticut has four licensed medical marijuana growing...
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    CT: State Seeks To Take Leading Position In Expanding Marijuana Market

    Almost unthinkable a decade ago, the legal marijuana market in the United States is booming – and Connecticut hopes to take advantage of the trend. According to a report by New Frontier and ArcView Market Research, the legal marijuana market will stand at roughly $7.1 billion by year's end, a...
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    8 Things To Know About Medical Marijuana In Connecticut

    Connecticut legalized medical marijuana in 2012 and launched the program in 2014. HERE ARE SOME FACTS ABOUT THE PROGRAM: - There are more than 14,500 patients registered to purchase medical marijuana in Connecticut. - To get a prescription, a qualifying patient is seen by one of more...
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    Some Lawmakers Hope CT Will Consider Legalizing Marijuana

    New Haven, CT — While Massachusetts voters will decide on Election Day whether to legalize marijuana in the state, some Connecticut officials say their state is ready to decide, CT News Junkie reported. New Haven Democratic Rep. Juan Candelaria said polls show a majority of Connecticut...
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    CT: New Law Allowing Minors To Use Medical Marijuana Starts Saturday

    Hartford, Conn. — One of the new laws taking place in Connecticut on October 1 is a change to the state's medical marijuana program, and part of that change affects minors. Children will be allowed to use medical marijuana in Connecticut when the new law, recently passed by the legislature...
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    CT: New Law Allowing Minors To Use Medical Marijuana Starts Saturday

    Hartford, Conn. — One of the new laws taking place in Connecticut on October 1 is a change to the state's medical marijuana program, and part of that change affects minors. Children will be allowed to use medical marijuana in Connecticut when the new law, recently passed by the legislature...
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    Medical Marijuana Treatment Continues To Grow In Connecticut

    The number of patients in the state of Connecticut receiving medical marijuana treatment keeps growing, now at 13,440, according to Department of Consumer Protection Deputy Commissioner Michelle Seagull. Connecticut legalized medical marijuana for adults in 2012. There are eight operating...
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    Medical Marijuana Treatment Continues To Grow In Connecticut

    The number of patients in the state of Connecticut receiving medical marijuana treatment keeps growing, now at 13,440, according to Department of Consumer Protection Deputy Commissioner Michelle Seagull. Connecticut legalized medical marijuana for adults in 2012. There are eight operating...
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    House Approves Medical Marijuana For Sick Children In Connecticut

    The House overwhelmingly approved a measure that would give sick children under the age of 18 access to non-smokeable medical marijuana. The bill, which passed the House 129-13 shortly before midnight Wednesday, would give minors with severe epilepsy and terminal illnesses access to marijuana...
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    Connecticut Lawmakers Debate Medical Marijuana Bill

    Late Wednesday, the House of Representatives was locked in an often emotional debate on a bill that would allow seriously ill children to obtain medical marijuana. The bill cleared the House on a vote of 129 to 13, with eight members absent. It now moves to the Senate for consideration. The...
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    Doctors Are Getting On Board With Connecticut's Push For Children's Medical Marijuana

    It's already legal medicinally for adults. 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. Connecticut legalized medical marijuana...