How to Get a Cannabis License in Connecticut

by Kelly F. O'Donnell
Fairfield County Business Journal

Kelly F. O'Donnell, partner in Pullman & Comley's Business and Finance practice and member of the firm's Cannabis, CBD and Hemp team, authored an article in the Fairfield County Business Journal outlining the steps for obtaining a cannabis license in Connecticut through the state's recently opened application process.

With recreational cannabis sales expected to begin later this year, the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection has launched an online platform for interested applicants to obtain a license to operate within the state as retailers and other industry businesses. While the process is not particularly complicated, Kelly notes, the awarding of licenses will be highly competitive and "the success rate for the lottery will be low."

Kelly emphasizes the importance of managing time in an application process with a limited window and extensive documentation requirements. It will be crucial for applicants to secure required documents from necessary parties as quickly as possible, including identifying financial partners willing and able to participate in the cannabis industry.

Read the full article on the Westfair Online website.

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