New York-based cannabis telemedicine company NuggMD is expanding into Connecticut, offering its services to Constitution State residents.
NuggMD — an online telemedicine platform that connects medical marijuana medical cannabis doctors — is able to expand its services into Connecticut because of an executive order Gov. Ned Lamont signed last March, which allows state residents to receive their medical marijuana evaluation via telemedicine for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, the company said.
The company, which now operates in 11 states, is also expanding into Illinois, a legal recreational marijuana state where medical cannabis patients are no longer required to obtain their medical marijuana evaluations in-person.
In addition to Connecticut and Illinois, NuggMD serves patients in New York, Nevada, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Ohio, California, New Jersey, Virginia, and Oklahoma.
Connecticut’s General Assembly is currently debating two bills — one from Gov. Ned Lamont, the other from House Democrats — that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
During a press conference last week, state House Speaker Matt Ritter (D-Hartford) expressed optimism that lawmakers would pass a legalization bill this session, as Majority Leader Jason Rojas said he “wouldn’t say we’re close, but we’re not far off either.”