It will be a year and a half before marijuana becomes available in New York, after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law last weekend allowing a limited use of the drug for certain diseases. In Connecticut, a new industry is taking shape as the state’s medical marijuana program nears its launch. Six dispensaries have been licensed to open around Connecticut. In Fairfield County, one of these dispensaries has run into some unusually strong resistance.
The sponsor of the medical marijuana bill that successfully passed the New York state Senate on Friday says she’s “gratified” by the larger than expected number of yes votes. State Senator Diane Savino hopes the new law will have wider repercussions.
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.