HARTFORD — The new age of marijuana research in Connecticut begins in less than a week, when the Department of Consumer Protection begins taking applications for proposals to expand job opportunities and possibly set new standards for the plants and their hundreds of active ingredients.

The new program, part of several new state laws that will also allow children to participate in the medical-marijuana protocol, was approved earlier this year and signed into law by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

The agency expects that scientific studies will help quantify the effects of medical marijuana for treating qualifying conditions.

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