The state of Connecticut legalized medical cannabis in 2012, through Legislative Bill, House Bill 5389, which provided a legal way for qualifying patients in the state to access and utilize medical cannabis as a form of treatment for their ailment. Access to medical cannabis is through state licensed businesses that are allowed to grow, manufacture and sell medical cannabis.
2012 – Connecticut legalized medical cannabis
2013 – Connecticut licensing period for cannabis businesses (Phase 1)
2014 – First Connecticut cannabis business opened
2015 – Connecticut licensing period for additional dispensaries only (Phase 2)
2018 – Connecticut licensing period for additional dispensaries only (Phase 3)
TYPES OF BUSINESS
Connecticut Medical Cannabis Cultivator/Producer – can grow medical cannabis plants, extract, process and produce medical cannabis products; and sell wholesale to other licensed Connecticut Cannabis Businesses. There is a limit of ten (10) business licenses allowed for Connecticut Cannabis Cultivators/Producers within the state.
Connecticut Medical Cannabis Dispensary – can purchase medical cannabis from licensed cultivators/producers and sell medical cannabis to registered patients. There is a limit of eighteen (18) business licenses allowed for Connecticut Cannabis Dispensaries within the state.
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