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Consumer protection approves six marijuana dispensaries

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Consumer Protection Department approved six medical marijuana dispensaries Thursday that will be located in Hartford, Branford, Bridgeport, South Windsor, Uncasville, and Bristol.

The facilities will be able to legally dispense the marijuana grown by four producers of the product. The approval of the six dispensaries was one of the last “necessary pieces of the medical marijuana program,” Consumer Protection Commissioner William Rubenstein said in a press release.

In January, Rubenstein gave the green light to four companies located in West Haven, Portland, Simsbury, and Watertown to grow the marijuana. There were 16 applications seeking a state license to grow the marijuana and 27 applications for licenses to dispense the marijuana. Some of those applications were submitted two or three times by the same entities.

“The six dispensary facilities were chosen through a competitive process,” Rubenstein said. “Each applicant was required to provide detailed information, including the applicant’s qualifications and experience, a business plan identifying the products and services it will offer, security features, and plans to provide benefits to the local community.”

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