Malloy plans announcement on medical marijuana

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is making an announcement in West Haven about the state's new medical marijuana program.

Malloy and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William Rubenstein planned to make the announcement Tuesday morning. A spokeswoman for the agency declined to discuss details, except to say the department has said it would announce four producers by the end of January.

West Haven Mayor Ed O'Brien says the facility in his city would grow marijuana.

The state has received 27 applications for dispensary licenses and 16 for producer licenses. Consumer protection says 1,684 patients have been certified to participate in the program.

Under the regulations, the producers will only be allowed to cultivate and manufacture products containing marijuana, selling them for wholesale purposes.

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