Conn. approves first 6 medical marijuana sites, including 1 in Bridgeport

The Bridgeport location will be at 2181 Main St. and run by D & B Wellness, LLC. (4/3/14)

BRIDGEPORT - The state has given the permits for its first six medical marijuana dispenseries, including one in Bridgeport.

The Bridgeport location will be at 2181 Main St. and run by D & B Wellness, LLC.

The other approved locations are in Branford, Bristol, Hartford, South Windsor and Uncasville.

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The six were chosen from among 27 applicants.

Recipients must be seriously ill patients who have been certified by their doctors and who have registered with the state's medical marijuana program.

Marijuana will not be packaged there, only dispensed to patients. The facility will employ a pharmacist to issue the drug.

The dispenseries are expected to be ready to open this summer.

Some residents are not pleased with the ruling. Neighbors say that it'll attract too many people to the neighborhood.

The facility still needs approval from the city's zoning commission as well. It will take up the matter on April 14.

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