Joseph Palmieri Jr. has plans to start a medical marijuana farm at his property in Bridgeport, Conn. Awaiting state approval, Palmieri is testing out his one-of-a-kind grow pod by growing tomotoes until he has the green light to begin cultivating marijuana plants. Photo: Autumn Driscoll / Autumn Driscoll / Connecticut Post Joseph Palmieri Jr. has plans to start a medical marijuana farm at his property in Bridgeport, Conn. Awaiting state approval, Palmieri is testing out his one-of-a-kind grow pod by growing tomotoes until he has the green light to begin cultivating marijuana plants.

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Joseph Palmieri Jr. has plans to start a medical marijuana farm at his property in Bridgeport, Conn. Awaiting state approval, Palmieri is testing out his one-of-a-kind grow pod by growing tomotoes until he has the green light to begin cultivating marijuana plants. less Joseph Palmieri Jr. has plans to start a medical marijuana farm at his property in Bridgeport, Conn. Awaiting state approval, Palmieri is testing out his one-of-a-kind grow pod by growing tomotoes until he has … more Photo: Autumn Driscoll / Autumn Driscoll

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BRIDGEPORT — Six years after state lawmakers legalized medical marijuana, the hot industry has, with the exception of a company that manufactures growing equipment, been kept out of Connecticut’s largest city.

Now Bridgeport officials may have another chance. The state Department of Consumer Protection recently received 73 applications for a maximum of 10 dispensary permits

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