connecticut medical marijuana testimony

Medical marijuana patients have been waiting a long time in Connecticut to get safe access to medicine. It appears that the wait is over. Late last week it was announced that the first crop of legal medical marijuana is ready for distribution. Per CT Now:

Sales of medical marijuana in Connecticut are expected to begin next week as the first grower prepares to make shipments to dispensaries around the state, nearly two years after the state legalized the use of marijuana to relieve symptoms of some chronic illnesses.

“We are on track to make a Monday delivery,” Daniel Emmans, chief operating officer at Theraplant LLC in Watertown, said Friday. “Over the weekend, we will be arranging the deliveries at the dispensaries.”

Six dispensaries have been licensed by the state to sell medical marijuana, and those contacted Friday said it was likely sales would begin one day after shipments were received at their storefronts. That could put medical marijuana for sale as early as Tuesday.

Prices for medical marijuana in Connecticut are expected to be between $17 and $20 per gram. To an Oregonian, where prices are less than half of that, I find those prices to be incredibly high. However, I’d like to hear from Connecticut residents to see if those prices are average for the area. Right now there is only one producer, so as more producers come on line, hopefully those prices drop. It makes me sad when price gouging occurs because this should be about patients, not profits.

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