Officials with the state's Department of Consumer Protection are
holding a hearing today, April 22, to start hammering out new rules
that will govern how the Connecticut dispensaries are allowed to
sell pot for medical purposes.
The law allowing the "palliative use of marijuana"
passed in the legislature last year, but sales of the drug, which
cancer patients and others use to alleviate the symptoms of their
illnesses, had to await the state's action on regulations for the drug's
The consumer protection department is convening its
hearing at 10 a.m., in Room 126 of the state office building at 165
Capitol Ave., Hartford. The department is also taking written testimony
through the end of this week. Instructions on how to submit testimony can be found here.
lengthy regulatory process is intended to appease critics of the
state's moves in recent years to ease pot restrictions, including the
decriminalization for the possession and recreational use of small
amounts of marijuana. The state legislature approved that measure in
When the medical marijuana law passed the Connecticut Senate last May, Gov. Dannel P.
Malloy stressed that consumer protection would
regulate the industry to prevent any problems.
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