Let's be blunt: Cannabis isn't just coming to Connecticut — in many ways it's already here. From college labs to grow rooms, hospitals to software firms, a network of cannabis connection is sprouting up around the state. As full legalization looks more and more likely, the business is only poised to grow … but not everybody is convinced that all of the facts are in. We've also got a look at new home trends in kitchens and in decks, and visit with "Scrabble Queen" Cornelia Guest, who is training up young players of the word game into national champions.
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Jessica DiMatteo, a plant science major at UConn, joined a crowd of students, faculty, staff and outside professionals at the Konover Auditorium on the last Monday morning in February to hear a talk by a renowned Israeli researcher. The junior from Bethany took notes as Hinanit Koltai, an em…
One of the state’s most vocal opponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in recent years has been Dr. Deepak D’Souza, a research scientist and professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine.
Cannabis in Connecticut may one day have a new label: locally grown.
The naturally occurring cannabinoid is increasingly being used in medical products, though its benefits may be difficult to quantify.
Mark Braunstein has lived on both ends of the marijuana spectrum. As a teenager on Long Island in the late 1960s, he smoked recreationally. As a 67-year-old paraplegic living in the woods of Waterford, he now smokes for medicinal purposes.
Ted Dumbauld is co-owner of SoNo 1420, the state’s newest distillery and the first in the world, as far as he knows, to use hemp as an integral part of the spirit-making process.
Whether you’re well-versed in the world of marijuana or a clear-lunged “weedtotaler,” chances are you’ve never been inside any of Connecticut’s nine medical marijuana dispensaries. And that’s very much by design.
Whatever your fancy, there is so much you can do to deck out your deck these days.
If there is such a thing as a Scrabble guru, Cornelia Guest certainly qualifies. A nationally ranked Scrabble tournament player in her own right, it’s the impressive track record of success on the part of the young players she coaches that truly garners attention and accolades.
This & That
Astronomer Carl Sagan once said that you have to know the past to understand the present. Connecticut’s past is being brightly illuminated by a treasure trove of artifacts freshly unearthed in Wethersfield that could reveal how a long-forgotten attack on the village’s original settlers playe…
A monthly look at new books with a Connecticut connection.
A chiropractor, acupuncturist, reflexologist and reiki practitioner, Christine Thorn has incorporated Kondo’s teachings into a second line of business.
Tasha Caswell was walking between the shelves containing the film collection of the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford three years ago when she got a strong whiff of vinegar. She knew immediately what that odor meant.
Southbury resident Alan Abel had an unparalleled gift for getting people to believe what he said, no matter how outlandish.
Fundraisers, galas, charity balls and other events where people have been seen around the state.
Where & When
Our top picks for events happening around the state this month.
Calypso is the latest offering from humorist and New York Times bestselling author David Sedaris. The North Carolina native now lives in England and is among the latest class of inductees into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His book tour will bring him to The Palace Theatre in Stamford on April 11.
Real Bodies, a sprawling new exhibition at the Connecticut Science Center, looks at the many complex processes our bodies perform routinely every day.
David Hein and Irene Sankoff thought the idea was far-fetched when it was first suggested they write a musical about what happened after 9/11 when 38 planes that were in the air were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland, population 11,000.
Eat & Drink
The tables and chairs were not designed with eating in mind and, through no fault of its own, Conspiracy is located more than an hour away from my house. Even so, I can’t wait to go back. The reason? One word: Ramen.
At this out-of-the-way New Haven barbecue joint, the signature Kansa-Lina barbecue sauce elevates the ribs and other products from good to gotta-have.
These days, the author and part-time Connecticut resident is all about the simple goodness of dishes that don’t require the expertise of a master chef and endless hours of preparation.
A hearty, soul-satisfying dish, these short ribs have a classic New England feel, says April Gibson, executive chef at The North House in Avon.
If you need a lesson in the way special interests can influence government, look no further than Connecticut beer.