D&B Wellness/Compassionate Care Center, a medical marijuana dispensary in Bethel, opened six years ago. Neil Marcus, the attorney who successfully got the Bethel dispensary approved in 2014, is handling the recent Danbury site plan application.

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Marcus told Hearst Connecticut Media that the Compassionate Care Center has outgrown their space in Bethel and is confident there will be very little pushback on the Danbury proposal, located at 105 Mill Plain Road.

A close friend of mine obtained his medical marijuana card just after Compassionate Care opened in Bethel in 2014 and explained that the dispensary's staff and medical professionals were friendly and knowledgeable. On his first visit, he met with the dispensary's pharmacist to discuss which strains of cannabis would work best for his health issue.

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Meanwhile, NBC CT is reporting that Connecticut's Democratic legislative leaders are advocating for the legalization of recreational marijuana in 2021 and will be pushing for a vote on legalization. Incoming House minority leader, Vincent Candelora, voiced his opposition to legalization while being interviewed by NBC CT saying,

I think we should be focusing on the impacts of distance learning, the increase in drug addiction, the increase in domestic violence, and the preventative healthcare that has gone by the wayside.

Incoming Democratic House leader, Matt Ritter, told NBC CT that legalization of cannabis would help generate the money needed to help solve the issues that House Republicans are speaking about, not to mention that Connecticut residents can easily drive to New Jersey or Massachusetts to purchase legal weed.

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