Feb 03, 2022
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Good news! Today, a 90-day application period for Disproportionately Impacted Cultivators and Social Equity Retailers opens. These are the first of nine adult-use cannabis license types that will become available as a result of Connecticut’s 2021 legalization law.
Applications can be found here and must be completed through an online portal. Information about what is required to apply for each license type is available at ct.gov/cannabis. Interested applicants can also view a description of each license type here. The application period for the remaining license types opens on the following days:
Licenses will be reviewed after each application period ends in 90 days. In each licensing round there are a limited number of licenses available through the social equity and open license lottery:
Also, late last week, MPP and cannabis allies called on the Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner and Gov. Ned Lamont to limit the number of businesses existing medical operators can create in order to allow more licenses to be available through the lottery process. We know that a diverse, stratified market benefits consumers and the economics of Connecticut. Consider adding your voice to our call for increased opportunities for equity and small business applicants.
As the adult-use market continues to roll out in Connecticut, we’ll continue to keep you updated on all the progress.