CT Agency Corner – Department of Consumer Protection – Medical Marijuana Recipients Grows; RFP to Decide on New Dispensaries

Last week the Department of Consumer Protection released the latest data regarding registrations in Connecticut for patients that have enrolled to participate in the medical marijuana program.

According to the information released, the number of registered medical marijuana patients in Connecticut grew 26% over the past month and a half which included an additional 1,369 patients qualified, bringing the total number statewide to 6,726:

Fairfield- 1,601
Hartford- 1,403
Litchfield- 433
Middlesex- 369
New Haven- 1,764
New London- 654
Tolland- 264
Windham- 238

The Department of Consumer Protection currently has an active bid with the intent to select more dispensaries in the New Haven and Fairfield County area to open as brand new state regulated medical marijuana dispensaries. This is being done in an effort to serve those enrolled in the program with closer access to medical marijuana since the numbers published today reflect that about 50% of these patients live in Fairfield and New Haven County.

The applications for all potential dispensaries interested in receiving a license to open a dispensary was due last month and winners of the RFP are scheduled to be announced in the coming months.

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