What does it mean if a business has a provisional license for an adult-use cannabis establishment?

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Adult-Use cannabis establishments with a provisional license are approved by the Department of Consumer Protection to work toward securing a final license, which is required for cannabis establishments to commence operations.


The provisional license does not allow an adult-use cannabis establishment to commence operations. The address or city listed on the provisional license may not reflect the final location for the cannabis establishment.


Only a provisional license holder may be awarded a final license. A provisional license certificate will list the date on which the provisional license will expire. A final license may only be issued by DCP to a provisional license holder once all final license requirements are met, including, but not limited to, payment of the required licensing fees and proof of the following:

  • Final inspection of the cannabis establishment
  • Any necessary zoning approval from the municipality where the cannabis establishment will be located
  • Proof of the right to occupy the cannabis establishment’s location
  • Security requirements established in the Department’s policies and procedures
  • A contract with an entity for an approved electronic seed-to-sale tracking system
  • Compliance with the labor peace agreement requirements found in Connecticut General Statutes Section 21a-421d
  • Policies for preventing misuse and diversion of cannabis and sales to underage individuals
  • A social equity plan approved by the Social Equity Council
  • A workforce development plan approved by the Social Equity Council
  • If applicable, a certification that a project labor agreement was entered into by the cannabis establishment prior to construction of any facility


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