Officials with the state's Department of Consumer Protection are holding a hearing today, April 22, to start hammering out new rules that will govern how the Connecticut dispensaries are allowed to sell pot for medical purposes. 

The law allowing the "palliative use of marijuana" passed in the legislature last year, but sales of the drug, which cancer patients and others use to alleviate the symptoms of their illnesses, had to await the state's action on regulations for the drug's sale.