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Entrepreneurs Needed to Sell Medical Marijuana

The fledgling industry tries to band together in response to Connecticut's legalization of medical marijuana.

 

Connecticut’s medical marijuana law kicked into effect on Oct. 1 and although there’s no way to purchase medication, some advocates are hoping to attract businesses to the state that will provide marijuana.

According to the Associated Press, the Connecticut Medical Cannabis Business Alliance has formed in order to help start the industry.

Eileen Konieczny, a registered nurse and medical marijuana consultant from Stamford, said she believes an alliance of medical marijuana businesses can help to educate Connecticut patients, doctors and the public about the benefits of the drug and the different forms of marijuana that can be used, ultimately combating the stigma of pot smoking.

The law allows a physician to prescribe marijuana to patients with “debilitating” conditions, such as cancer, AIDS, HIV and Parkinson’s disease.

With the new law, some municipalities have changed their laws in order to add restrictions to the medical marijuana business. 

Watts November 27, 2012 at 10:48 PM
The number of industries that grow from this can be enormous. The problem is that too many people get all Cheech and Chong when talking/thinking about this and probably imagine that the revolving industries are going to be more bong shops. But the reality is that there is a large potential for residential grow systems, as well as alternative ways of consuming and agencies for testing the make-up of strains and products. Not to mention what some top notch producers such as Bhang Bars (www.bhangchocolate.com/) can do with producing premium chocolates with measured dosages. There is no reason why a local bakery/candy manufacturer, etc., couldn't become the local producer of such goods. Or cooking oils, tinctures, or the multitude of other potential delivery methods used by patients to ingest their cannabis. The reality is that marijuana isn't too far from other holistic remedies, only with more concrete examples of how it actually helps.

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