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CT MMJ Growing Laws
Is anybody privy to what it will take to grow medicine in CT?
A license. Only 10 licensed growers will be operating in the state at any given time.
Only licensed pharmacists can dispense medical MJ.
Any info on obtaining one of the 10 licenses?
YOu need to have 7 Figure Backing.... Meaning, unless you got a million, or someone who is willing to back you with a million, you can forget about it... The 10 Production companies that will be providing the Pharmacies with the medicine are going to have to have their own seperate grow areas, with their own security, and their own workers..... The state is not going to be protecting them in any way shape or form.... The rich will be getting richer in CT.... You will NOT be able to grow your own medicine at all, and it is going to be VERY hard to attain a card in CT.... Just move across the border to RI....
Is RI more relaxed on patient growing?
Originally Posted by jayfury
Only corporate growers, no personal growing in CT. I posted Section10 from the bill in another thread here, and don't want to spam.
Please keep in mind though that this will be a work in progress. If corporate production and sale doesn't work well, the legislature may well revisit the issue.
Nitegazer, appreciate all the good factual info....
You seem as though you have been following this fairly close, what does it take to become a corporate grower.
For starters, it will take $25k to apply to be a producer. The sunken costs for a facility would be significant, the application process, equipment, and legal support to help with local zoning/permitting. The risk of investment is higher because it is not clear how many clients will be given access (very strict on the types of illnesses that would qualify). At the same time, it will take getting into this game early to make it work.
In terms of approach, I am guessing that it might be best to work with an existing farm-- lease space on their grounds perhaps but manage production as a seperate entity. There is considerable support for small farms in CT, and they would make good allies. The law was written as it is in part to support existing small farmers.
Done right, I think CT would be a safer place to produce than many other states. Being recognized as one of the strictest in the nation, the DEA might let the business develop here as an example of highly regulated success.
Is there any MMJ zoning info available to the public yet....
Originally Posted by Nitegazer
I assume the farms you speak of are zoned agriculturally.
Zoning will be up to the Towns, and although there is nothing specific yet, I would expect many towns would consider MMJ production a nuissance to keep it out of their district. By working with established farms, the towns would be more friendly to the idea of a MMJ grow.
Originally Posted by Chronicseeker