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State, Foxwoods scuffle over tax status of new gaming machines

The unheralded arrival of 100 electronic bingo games at the Foxwoods Resort Casino is raising concerns at the State Capitol that the casino’s owner, the Mashantucket Pequot tribe, is testing the market for gambling machines that appear to fall outside the tribe’s longstanding revenue-sharing deal with the state of Connecticut. Continue Reading →

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Malloy picks Michelle Seagull to oversee consumer protection

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy named Michelle Seagull as the commissioner of consumer protection Monday, putting the Harvard-educated lawyer in charge of an agency whose responsibilities include the regulation of casino gambling and the liquor and pharmaceutical industries, including medical cannabis. Continue Reading →

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Pharmacists offer overdose-reversing drug, but say demand muted

Some customers thank Ed Schreiner for making naloxone available at his pharmacy. The bin with brochures about the drug, which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is often empty. But since last year, only about a dozen people have asked Schreiner to prescribe the drug. Other pharmacists said they’ve been similarly surprised by the low demand, given the state’s ongoing opioid crisis. Continue Reading →

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House authorizes limited use of medical marijuana for children

This is a picture of Medical marijuana products available for sale at Prime Wellness, a dispensary in South Windsor.

With backing from Connecticut’s pediatricians, the House of Representatives voted 129-13 Wednesday night for legislation allowing physicians to prescribe cannabis to treat children for a half-dozen serious medical conditions. The bill now goes to the Senate. Continue Reading →

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Malloy watch: Rubenstein leaving; Mullen, Klee staying

William Rubenstein will retire in January as the commissioner of consumer protection, while two others will return to the Malloy administration: Dr. Jewel Mullen at the Department of Public Health and Robert Klee at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Continue Reading →

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Connecticut has 1,154 medical marijuana patients, but no applicants to grow or provide the drug yet

As of Tuesday, there were 1,154 patients certified to use marijuana for medicinal purposes in Connecticut, according to the state Department of Consumer Protection. Of those, 365 live in New Haven County, 281 live in Fairfield County, and 222 live in Hartford County. Tolland County has 28 patients, the fewest of any county. Continue Reading →

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