Yesterday, the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) issued a press release announcing the names and locations of the recipients of nine new licenses for the state of Connecticut's medical marijuana program (MMJ sales first started in 2014)
Competition for these new licenses was fierce, with the DCP receiving 73 applications, all hoping to be a part of this latest expansion.
This brings the total of licensed dispensaries in the state to 18, doubling since the program last expanded in 2016.
According to the DCP, when the first wave of new licenses were issued in January of 2016 the program had 8,228 patients registered. Today, there are over 30,000.
Expanding the program at this time is crucial in order to keep the supply of medicine available across the state.
Another part of the announcement concerned the list of qualifying illnesses. When the program first began, there were only 11, but now the number has steadily grown to 31 for adults and 8 for children under 18.. The inclusion of so many more ailments will allow the program to grow significantly over the next few years.
Look for these new dispensaries, opening soon in CT:
Affinity Health and Wellness, New Haven
Arrow Alternative Care #3, Stamford
Bhadra Seva, Newington
Blueprint Wellness of Westport, Westport
C-3 Ventures, Torrington
FFD Central, Windham
GR Vending CT, Groton
Tedra Health, Mansfield
Willow Brook Wellness, Meriden