Connecticut plans to add new medical marijuana dispensaries

Marijuana plant (file)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut plans to award at least three new licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries, adding to the nine already in operation.

The state Department of Consumer Protection announced a request for applications for new facilities on Wednesday.

Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle Seagull says the medical marijuana program is growing rapidly and the dispensaries will help meet rising demand.

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Applicants have until April 9 to respond to the application request.

The state first legalized medical marijuana in 2012. More than 20,000 people are currently in the program.

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