Are cannabis establishments required to be located a certain distance from any other buildings or businesses, including more than 1,500 feet from a school?

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A cannabis establishment applicant must show evidence of a right to occupy the establishment’s location and any necessary zoning approval in order to obtain final licensure.


Title 21a of the Connecticut General Statutes does not contain any specific distance requirements, unless restrictions are imposed by a municipality. Each municipality has the authority to establish restrictions on the proximity of cannabis establishments to any of the following: churches, public or parochial schools, convents, charitable institutions supported by private or public funds, hospitals or veterans' homes or any camps, barracks or flying fields of the armed forces.


DCP does not evaluate distance requirements of cannabis establishments and will rely on the zoning approval provided by the municipality for the location. For more information concerning any location restrictions, please contact the specific municipality.  

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