Last month, state officials announced the six companies selected to dispense medical marijuana across the state and already two companies have made donations to the Connecticut Democratic Party’s federal account.
Federal accounts allows state contractors and regulated businesses to contribute to state parties without violating the ban on their donations.
Angelo DeFazio, a pharmacist and entrepreneur, gave $9,750 at the end of April, topping off a previous donation of $250 to reach the annual maximum. A company of his, Hartford-based Arrow Alternative Care, received one of the six dispensary licenses.
Massachusetts resident John Glowik Jr., owner of the South Windsor licensee, Prime Wellness of Connecticut, gave $2,500, as did John Glowik III.
A Glowik company in Massachusetts had applied for a license there, but did not receive a provisional one.