Medical Marijuana In Connecticut: Getting Down To Details

Can medical marijuana distributors advertise their product? (Yes, but with certain restrictions). How much can they charge? (Market forces will determine prices).

These are just a few of the issues addressed in the 76 pages of regulations for the state’s new medical marijuana program. Tuesday, the General Assembly’s regulation review committee is expected to decide whether the document passes legal muster.

Last week, attorneys for the state legislature submitted their review of the regulations with a recommendation of “rejection without prejudice.” By the end of the week, though, the state Department of Consumer Protection, which oversees the medical marijuana program, had addressed the attorneys’ concerns, and the recommendation was changed to “approval in whole.”

If the committee approves the regulations, the state will seek applications for marijuana growers and sellers. William Rubenstein, the commissioner of Consumer Protection, said he expects that producers and dispensaries will be up and running by spring or early summer next year.

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