Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Expected To Begin in Connecticut in 2023

Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Expected To Begin in Connecticut in 2023
High Times

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) recently informed three medical cannabis producers that they will receive an expanded producer license, which will allow them to work with both medical cannabis and adult-use cannabis products.  DCP Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull said in a press release that this is one of the final steps toward a regulatory market sometime next year. “The Department’s priority is to have a safe, well-regulated marketplace for consumers,” said Seagull. “I am grateful to the Drug Control and Legal teams at DCP who have worked—and continue to work—tirelessly, since the passage of the law, toward a safe and successful market opening.” Connecticut law states that sales can’t begin until 250,000 square feet of growing and manufacturing space is approved for adult-use. In a press release from the DCP, the department said that cannabis sales can’t proceed until the state’s four medical cannabis producers and cultivators have been approved. Currently, this includes Advanced Grow Labs LLC, Connecticut Pharmaceutical Solutions LLC, and Curaleaf LLC. One more application from Theraplant was received on Nov. 10, and the DCP is reviewing that application for license conversion. Additionally, seven medical cannabis dispensaries also received confirmation that they’ve met the criteria for conversion to a hybrid cannabis license, however these do not contribute to the minimum 250,000 square footage requirement that will allow sales to begin. Since Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed a bill to legalize recreational cannabis in June 2021, the DCP has continually grown its department to meet the anticipated demands of a growing industry. The Drug Control and Legal Divisions department has increased to 38 people, and numerous business licenses have been approved. To date, this includes six micro-cultivation licenses, nine provisional cultivator licenses, and 27 retail licenses. Just one month after Lamont signed the bill, Connecticut officials launched a cannabis…

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