The Social Equity Council (SEC) posts public meetings on the CT Public Meeting Calendar, click here.

 

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 See also, the Cannabis News and Press Releases from the Dept. of Consumer Protection, click here.

 11/14/2022

Announcement

Press release for 11-14 Vote

 11/1/2022

Announcement

Press release for 11-1 Vote

 10/18/2022

 2022 DIA Map

The Social Equity Council voted today to recertify the DIA Map by approving the 2022 recommended disproportionately impacted areas.  

The 2022 recommended tracts have been published on the Connecticut Open Data Portal and can be found here

 10/18/2022

Announcement

Press release for 10-18 Vote 

 9/28/2022  SEA - Ownership & Control Criteria Update
 9/26/2022

Announcement

Press release for 9-26 Vote

 9/7/2022

Announcement

Press release for 9-7 Vote

 8/12/2022

Announcement

Press release for 8-12 Vote

 8/2/2022 Workforce Development Plan Criteria
 8/2/2022 Workforce Development Plan Criteria - Rubric
 8/2/2022 Cannabis Career Pathways
 8/2/2022 SEC Workforce Budget Template
 7/28/2022

Announcement

Press Release for 7-28 Vote

 7/27/2022

Social Equity Council Policies and Procedures Pursuant to Section 21a-420h of the General Statutes Concerning the Sale or Change In Ownership or Control of a Social Equity Licensee

 

7/12/2022

 

Announcement

SEC Section 149 Vote Press Release 

 

5/19/2022

 

 2022 Legislative Update

 

5/19/2022

 

 Frequently Asked Questions

 

5/13/2022

 

RFP 
Cannabis Accelerator RFP

The State of Connecticut, represented by the Social Equity Council (SEC), is soliciting proposals from qualified independent organizations and individuals to set up a comprehensive cannabis accelerator program to provide expert cannabis industry focused business development and training curriculum with the purpose of equipping social equity qualified individuals with knowledge, tools, and information necessary to successfully understand and operate cannabis regulated business ventures in the state of Connecticut.

 

Click here to view the Cannabis Accelerator RFP

 

To bid on the RFP, you must be registered in CTSource. 

CTSource registration and bidding instructions maybe found by following the links below.

To find this solicitation go to the BID Board (https://portal.ct.gov/DAS/CTSource/BidBoard) and search Cannabis, the SEC Cannabis Accelerator Program will come up.

 

Thank you for your interest in this RPF. 

 

 

Upcoming Webinars &
Office Hours

 

 

SEC is holding a series of webinars and office hours via Zoom (see dates and join links below) and the recordings are posted on YouTube.

 After you register, to join you can use the Zoom desktop client, the mobile app, or the web client.  To join: 

  1. Locate the meeting ID/webinar ID from your registration email. It may appear at the end of the phone dial-in information, or it will be in the join link, just after https://zoom.us/w/
  2. Sign in to the Zoom web client, desktop client or mobile app.
    Note: You do not need to be signed in to the Zoom client, but if not, you will need to provide a name and email address to join. If registration is required, you will need to complete registration and use the link to join the webinar. 
  3. Click or tap Join.
  4. Enter the webinar ID, and click Join or tap Join Meeting.
  5. If prompted, enter your name and email address, then click Join Webinar or tap Join.
 5/3/2022  

SEC Meeting Recording
Social Equity Council: Meeting 5-3-22

What was covered: Please see agenda below.

Agenda link: https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/Agenda/Download/14558

Draft minutes link: https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/Minutes/Download/14558

Recording link: https://youtu.be/-Av0X1aIqUE

 

 

4/25/2022

 

 

Webinar Recording
Backers/Investors – What You Need to Know

In this, the eleventh webinar in the series, our speakers discussed backers/investors and what the backers/investors need to know. The presentation was followed by a Q&A period and was recorded. 

Recording: https://youtu.be/j1AbN7kgqvo

 

 

4/18/2022

 

 

Webinar Recording
Finding Canna-Business Capital 

In this, our tenth webinar in the series, our speakers discussed accessing capital and funding your business. The presentation was followed by Q&A  and was recorded. 

Recording: https://youtu.be/asV2IS-nBLQ 

 

 

4/11/2022

 

 

Webinar Recording
Business Plan Preparation and Marketing Your Business at Noon on 4/11/2022

In this, our ninth webinar in the series, our speakers provided an overview of Business Plan Preparation and Marketing Your Business. The presentation was followed by a Q&A period and was recorded.

Recording Link:  https://youtu.be/eQ1shQF89HU

 

 4/5/2022  

SEC Meeting Recording
Social Equity Council: Meeting 4-5-22

What was covered: Please see agenda below.

Agenda link: https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/Agenda/Download/14336

Recording link:  https://youtu.be/kGbom59wpx8

Approved minutes link: https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/Minutes/Download/14336

 4/4/2022

 

Webinar Recording
Ready for Canna-Business  at Noon on 4/4/2022

In this our eighth webinar in the series, our speakers discussed the cannabis business. The presentation was followed by a Q&A period and was be recorded.

Recording Link: https://youtu.be/LvE_4L6RzAo

 

 3/31/2022  

Webinar Recording
Bullet Points for Cannabis  at Noon on 3/31/2022

In this webinar series, our speaker discussed the overview bullet points for cannabis.

The presentation was followed by a Q&A period and was be recorded.

Recording Link:  https://youtu.be/DTZTOnq-Gqk

 

3/17/2022

 

 

Office Hours Recording - 
Ownership at 4:00 P.M. on 3/17/2022

Recording Link:https://youtu.be/AKa5tDf0j3Y

 

 

3/15/2022

 

 

Office Hours Recording
Income Requirements at 4:00 P.M. on 3/15/2022

Recording Link: https://youtu.be/0uF1nAlWi2w 

 

 

 3/15/2022

 

 

Webinar Event Recording
Lottery Process  at Noon on 3/15/2022

In this our seventh webinar in the series, our speakers will provide an overview of the Lottery Process for a cannabis establishment license application. This presentation will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A period and will be recorded.

Recording Link: https://youtu.be/X97LeXyQEcY

 

 

 3/8/2022

 

 

Office Hours Recording
Residency Requirement, as presented at Noon on 3/8/2022

Recording Link:  https://youtu.be/soAfT3uMgk8

 

 3/8/2022  

Webinar Event Recording
Required Documents for Application II, as presented at 6:00pm on 3/8/2022

In this repeat of our sixth webinar in the series, our speakers will provide an overview of the required documents for a cannabis establishment license application. This presentation will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A period and will be recorded.

Recording Link:   https://youtu.be/hLArDFpDQlg

 

 3/2/2022  

Webinar Event Recording
Required Documents for Application at noon on 3/2/2022

In the sixth webinar in the series, our speakers provided an overview of the required documents for a cannabis establishment license application. This presentation was followed by a Q&A period. 

Recording Link: https://youtu.be/us--ZO53t9o

 

 3/1/2022

 

Webinar Event Recording
Application Process at 6:00pm on 3/1/2022

In this repeat of our fifth webinar in the series, our speakers provided an overview of the cannabis application process and timeline, and the major steps and requirements from applicants at each step of the process. This presentation was followed by a Q&A period. 

Recording Link: https://youtu.be/euTHYOq33sk

 

 3/1/2022  

SEC Meeting Recording
Social Equity Council: Meeting 3-1-22

What was covered: Please see agenda below.

Agenda link: https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/Agenda/Download/14335

Recording link:  https://youtu.be/6cGrA8deip8

Approved minutes link: https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/Minutes/Download/14335

2/23/2022

 

Webinar Event Recording
Application Process at noon on 2/23/22 

In this fifth webinar in the series, our speakers provided an overview of the cannabis application process and timeline, and the major steps and requirements from applicants at each step of the process. This presentation was followed by a Q&A period.

Recording Link: https://youtu.be/OMTte64WYTE

 

 2/22/2022

 

Webinar Event Recording
Cannabis Licensing, 6-7:00 pm on 2/22/22

In this webinar, our speaker provided an overview of the different types of licenses that will be available and an overview of the unique application requirements for each license type. This presentation was followed by a 30 minute Q&A period and was recorded.

The fourth in a series of webinars on social equity in CT's cannabis industry. 

Recording link: https://youtu.be/8twV0MAI0BQ

 

 2/17/2022  

SEC Meeting Recording
Social Equity Council: Special Meeting 2-17-22

What was covered: Please see agenda below.

Agenda link: https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/Agenda/Download/14350

Recording link:  https://youtu.be/eHLnf1C91gQ

Approved minutes link: https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/Minutes/Download/14350

 

2/16/2022

 

 

Webinar Event Recording 
Cannabis Licensing, noon - 1pm on 2/16/22

In this third webinar in the series, our speakers provided an overview of the cannabis industry and different cannabis businesses, the different types of licenses that will be available and an overview of the unique application requirements for each license type. This presentation was followed by a 30 minute Q&A period and was recorded.

The third in a series of webinars on social equity in CT's cannabis industry. 

Recording Link: https://youtu.be/-njaYK6Gw3U

 

 

2/3/2022   and 

2/8/2022

 

 

Webinar Event Recording
Financing your Cannabis Business

What was covered: Startup Business Loans, Lines Of Credit, Private & Micro Lenders, Crowd Funding, Personal Friends & Family Funding

The second in a series of webinars on social equity in CT's cannabis industry. 

Recording link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzvRGNkxZDffHl81nQUAxDQ  

 

 

 2/3/2022

 

 

Webinar Event Recording
Social Equity Council: Understanding the Basics,

What was covered: Overview of Social Equity Council Cannabis License Types, Understanding the Lottery

The first in a series of webinars on social equity in CT's cannabis industry. 

Recording link:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzvRGNkxZDffHl81nQUAxDQ  

 

 2/3/2022

 

Announcements from DCP - Applications for certain cannabis licenses are now available. 
Visit the DCP site: https://portal.ct.gov/cannabis

 2/1/2022  

SEC Meeting Recording
Social Equity Council: Meeting 2-1-22

What was covered: Please see agenda below.

Agenda link: https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/Agenda/Download/13908

Recording link:  Video can be found on CT-N.com and the link is http://ct-n.com/ctnplayer.asp?odID=19303

Approved minutes link: https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/Minutes/Download/13908

 1/4/2022  

SEC Meeting Recording
Social Equity Council: Meeting 1-4-22

What was covered: Please see agenda below.

Agenda link: https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/Agenda/Download/13574

Recording link:  Video can be found on CT-N.com and the link is http://ct-n.com/ctnplayer.asp?odID=14052

Approved minutes link: https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/Minutes/Download/13574

 1/4/2022

 

 

Announcement - Consumer Protection Announces Date for First Application Period for Adult-Use Cannabis Licenses

 

 

 1/4/2022

 

Documents for income and residency requirements, workforce development requirements, ownership control requirements, and social equity plan requirements, as approved by the Social Equity Council

 

12/13/2021  

 

Event - Open Community Forum Information Session (.pdf) - in Hartford at Nuestra Casa

 

12/9/2021

 

 Announcement - Conditional Approval of documents required for Social Equity Applicants. 

 

12/7/2021


Press Release - Social Equity Council Approves Ownership and Control Requirements, Social Equity Plan Criteria and Workforce Development Plan Requirements

 

12/7/2021

 

 

Infographic (.pdf) - Opening a Social Equity Cannabis Business in CT - Ready to start a cannabis business in CT?  Here's what you need to know.

 

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