Dispensary Licensure

BPS Assisting Applicants with 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 were 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. The deadline for RFA responses was April 9, 2018.

On December 11, 2018, the DCP announced it's selection of nine new dispensary facilities out of the seventy-three applicants. See the DCP press release here.

Applications for medical marijuana dispensary facilities are currently closed. The DCP will issue an announcement when it decides to accept new applicants. 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 requires substantial pre-planning. 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.