Dispensary Licensure

BPS Now Assisting Applicants with the 2018 RFA for Medical Marijuana Dispensary Facility Licenses

On January 3, 2018 the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) issued a Request for Application (RFA) for new Medical Marijuana Dispensary Facilities. DCP plans to award at least three (3) new licenses.

"Our state’s Medical Marijuana Program is incredibly successful, and is growing rapidly," said Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull, "When there is a substantial increase in the number of patients, DCP can issue new RFAs in order to best meet the demand for medication, and continue our commitment to quality health care."

Applicants will be required to submit detailed information about their business plan, marketing plan, site plan, zoning approval, facility design, financial information, organizational structure, security plans, compassionate care program plans, research programs, community engagement, patient education, and more. RFA responses are due on April 9, 2018, and dispensary facility licenses will be awarded based on the RFA responses.

Those interested in applying cannot afford to lose any time. Completing an RFA application, and more importantly, an application that is thorough enough to be selected for one of the select few licenses available from the DCP, is a substantial undertaking and the April 9th due date is quickly approaching. Applicants are encouraged to consult a law firm with attorneys who are experienced in the cannabis industry within Connecticut.

The law firm of Brown, Paindiris & Scott offers cannabis industry expertise and the experience of attorneys who have successfully applied for Marijuana Dispensary Facility licenses in Connecticut. Learn more about BPS’s Medical Marijuana Department here: http://www.bpslawyers.com/Firm-News/Attorney-to-Lead-Medical-Marijuana-Practice-Group-of-Local-Firm.shtml