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The Latest Cannabis Licensing
Opportunities in Connecticut

At the beginning of 2020, laws were proposed in Connecticut to decriminalize marijuana for recreational use. This bill could increase demands for cannabis cultivation and dispensing in the state, but the legislative process was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, if you are interested in how to apply for a cannabis license and or you need help attaining a license in Connecticut we can help. 

Connecticut has a medical marijuana program, which was enacted in 2012. Per that program, a patient must be diagnosed by a Connecticut-licensed physician as having a debilitating medical condition that’s included in a preapproved list in order to be certified for marijuana use.

More recently, however:

  • Medical use of marijuana was expanded to help with treating chronic pain. Before this, Connecticut was one of the only states that did not allow this. 
  • Chronic pain treatment is a restrictive policy, and patients will have to try other remedies before they can access medical marijuana as a treatment plan. 
  • Patients must suffer from chronic pain for six months and show that their pain resists all other forms of treatment before being certified for marijuana use.
  • Medical marijuana can also now be used to treat the symptoms of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which can cause pain in the joints and muscles.

Connecticut’s governor also put a proposal on the books to work toward banning flavored vaping products, which could affect the number of people looking to use marijuana instead.

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The History of
Cannabis in Connecticut

While marijuana is still federally illegal, in 2011, Connecticut decriminalized cannabis so that anyone who was found with half an ounce or less in their possession was only charged with a civil violation. In 2012, Connecticut allowed the use of medical marijuana for those with documented medical conditions who needed it. By 2014, the state legalized the growing, using, and selling of industrial hemp to help encourage economic development and also to create new businesses. A bill was introduced in early 2020 by the state’s governor to legalize marijuana for recreational use, but it has not yet passed. 

Licenses for growing, selling, distributing, and dispersing cannabis must be obtained through the state, and various fees will apply based on the type of business. Laws may vary by city and county, so it is vital to check those laws, as well, to determine the legality of operations in a specific area. Consulting with a lawyer or attorney before beginning your business is advised.

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Industrial Hemp

On May 9, 2019 Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut signed legislation that initiated a state hemp research program, SB 893, and set boundaries for the legal amount of THC allowed for Connecticut-cultivated hemp. Since then the hemp industry in Connecticut has taken off. Connecticut has licensed 82 hemp growers, 21 manufacturers, and 2 processors since the program was initiated. Whether you are looking to diversify your crops or are brand new to the industry Higher Yields Consulting's hemp team can help.

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Licenses in Connecticut

If you are looking to attain a license for hemp or cannabis in Connecticut Higher Yields Cannabis Consulting can help. Our team of cannabis licensing consultants and technical writers has had great success helping newcomers and experienced operators attain licenses all over the world.

Connecticut's Cannabis market

Since COVID-19 derailed the passage of the bill that could legalize cannabis for recreational use, it is difficult to say with 100 percent certainty what the market conditions will be once things normalize. However, the market has grown a lot since medical marijuana restrictions were loosened, and if the bill to legalize it fully gets passed, opportunity should explode in Connecticut.

Currently, this is what the market looks like:

# of Dispensaries
Registered MMJ Patients
Hemp Cultivation Licenses
Hemp Manufacturers
Approved MMJ Conditions

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