On January 28, 2014, four Connecticut companies were awarded producer’s licenses making them the first legal medical marijuana farms in the state. By April, Connecticut expects to issue between three and five medical marijuana dispensary licenses. Thus far, there have been 27 applications for dispensary licenses.
In 2012, Connecticut state legislature passed a law legalizing medical marijuana. Those patients seeking to use medical marijuana must have a doctor’s note and register with the Department of Consumer Protection. Currently, there are over 1,500 patients registered to use medical marijuana in Connecticut.