Rep. Joe Polletta and State Sen. Eric Berthel recently toured the Theraplant medical marijuana facility and spoke with both employees and founder and COO, Dan Emmans.
Theraplant is a state-licensed medical marijuana producer that has been cultivating, processing and packaging medical cannabis and derivative products since 2014. The legislators toured the facility as part of ongoing efforts to reach out to local businesses to get a first-hand understanding of their needs, and to see directly how legislation created in Hartford affects people on the local level.
Unfortunately, due to lack of interest and registration, State Representative Joe Polletta (R-68) and State Senator Eric Berthel (R-32) were forced to cancel a forum for local seniors to learn tips and techniques to “Beat the Blues” throughout the year.
The legislators organized the event for Watertown and Oakville seniors, and those who provide care to older adults, to stop by, listen and learn directly from industry experts, Judith Stonger, MA, CPS, CARC, Vice President, Prevention, Wellness and Recovery, and Erin Leavitt-Smith, Asst. Director Statewide Services, Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), as they discussed elder issues and provided insight and tips on how to navigate the myriad issues facing seniors.
What: “Beat the Blues” Forum
Where: Falls Ave. Senior Center – 311 Falls Ave., Watertown, CT
For more information please contact Catherine at the Senior Center: (860) 945-5250.