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Important Notice to All Persons Providing Material in Support of License Applicants


Registration Fee: $75,000 (Non-Refundable)

Initial Application Fee: $25,000 (Non-Refundable)

Connecticut State Department of Consumer Protection

To protect the health and safety of the public and our employees, DCP has limited on-site staffing at 450 Columbus Blvd. While mail and phone calls will be processed as quickly as possible, we recommend using our online services, or sending an email to the appropriate division/person instead. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Renewal Fee: $75,000 (Non-Refundable)

Application Fees:

Medical Marijuana Producer License

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All materials that are in support of a potential applicant for a Medical Marijuana Producer or Dispensary Facility License must comply with all requirements set forth in the Request for Applications. The Department has established an application process that is transparent, unbiased, and follows a set process. Supportive material may only be submitted with the application. Applications and supporting material must be hand-delivered in accordance with the instructions in the Request for Applications, together with a $25,000 application fee. Any material received outside the application process will not be considered part of the application. Failure to abide by the RFA process could result in disqualification of an applicant.

Note: Questions on the application for a Cannabis Drug Licence may be directed to : [email protected]

Applicants and licence holders are responsible for complying with the Cannabis Act and its Regulations as well as with other federal, provincial and territorial legislation, municipal by-laws and indigenous government legislation that apply.

1. Become familiar with the relevant federal and provincial, territorial, municipal and indigenous government legislation

Once your application has successfully passed the initial screening, Health Canada will conduct an in-depth review of your application as well as extensive security checks on all the people who require security clearances. Health Canada may contact you for more information in some areas of your application.

8. Submit the application

The information on this page is specific to applications for these licence classes only.

If you want to grow cannabis and sell it in California, you will need a cultivation license. The type of cultivation license you need depends on:

Cultivation licenses

You can use pesticides on cannabis plants if they meet guidelines set by the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). DPR has resources about:

Use of pesticides

All agricultural operations in California are required to get permits and follow rules set by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the California Water Boards. These rules help protect water quality and conserve water resources.