Conn. Department of Consumer Protection

Conn.'s medical marijuana program having impact

Oct 8, 2014
Kaomi Goetz

Connecticut's six state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries started selling the drug late last month. They're part of a new state program that legalized the sale and use of marijuana for qualified medical use. The milestone comes after months - and in some cases, years - of difficult land use approvals and waiting. Now open, the dispensaries are already having an impact. 

Ruth Smith is a mother of two from Niantic, Conn. She's also a longtime sufferer of numerous ailments. 

Six medical marijuana dispensaries approved in Conn.

Apr 3, 2014
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

Connecticut's consumer chief announced Thursday that he’s picked six medical marijuana dispensaries that will be the first in the state. The dispensaries will be in Branford, Bridgeport, Bristol, Hartford, South Windsor and Uncasville.