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Though Connecticut Approves Medical Marijuana, Sellers Face Major Hurdles

The New York Times reports that though the law legalizing medical marijuana has been “on the books” for two years in Connecticut, sellers still face major hurdles to distributing their product. The law is highly restrictive, requiring a pharmacist to dispense the drug and limiting the number of illnesses that qualify for treatment with the drug. Aside from these restrictions, dealers also face “opposition from residents who are concerned that a dispensary nearby would reduce the stigma for children to try marijuana, invite black markets or lower property values.” Almost 2,000 residents of Connecticut have been “certified by doctors as eligible to benefit from marijuana” but these patients are forced to buy from street corner dealers as they wait for dispensaries to be approved.

Read it in The New York Times.