A Bridgeport location has not been approved for a cannabis dispensary, but that seems to be a matter of time. Tuesday morning the first approved commercial cannabis locations will open across Connecticut.
News release from Cannabis Chamber of Commerce:
After nearly 2 years of hard work by the Department of Consumer Protection, Social Equity Council, licensees, and stakeholders across the state; Connecticut’s long prohibition on cannabis has finally come to an end. The Department of Consumer Protection, the Connecticut Social Equity Council, and stakeholders across the industry deserve our thanks for their tireless efforts to bring about this historic occasion. The hybrid-retailers that are opening have been valuable members of their communities over recent years, and serve to spearhead an exciting time for all of Connecticut.
“This industry is going to create more than 10,000 jobs over the next couple of years, and hundreds of millions in new revenue that will be reinvested in the communities most hard hit by the war on drugs. Today is historic, but the real story is about the benefits to come that will transform lives and communities,” said Adam Wood, President of the Connecticut Cannabis Chamber of Commerce.
“Starting today, communities most impacted by the decades-long war on drugs will be beneficiaries of revenue derived from this new and exciting industry,” said Deborah Caviness, Co-Founder of the Connecticut Cannabis Chamber of Commerce.
“The economic opportunity being unlocked today is historic on a statewide level. While there are still regulatory questions to be worked out, the work done to bring this day to fruition is remarkable,” said Dan Glissman, Co-Founder of the Connecticut Cannabis Chamber of Commerce.
Dispensaries opening January 10, 2023*:
● Affinity Health & Wellness, 1351 Whalley Ave., New Haven
● RISE (formerly Bluepoint Wellness of Connecticut), 471 E. Main St., Branford
● The Botanist, 887 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Montville
● Fine Fettle Dispensary, 2280 Berlin Turnpike, Newington
● Fine Fettle Dispensary, 12 Research Drive, Stamford
● Fine Fettle Dispensary, 1548 W Main St., Willimantic
● Zen Leaf Meriden, 1371 E Main St., formerly Willow Brook Wellness.
Dispensaries approved, but opening adult-use sales at a later date:
● The Botanist, 105 Mill Plain Road, Danbury
● Still River Wellness, 3568 Winsted Road, Torrington