The Connecticut Cannabis Chamber of Commerce is the voice of diverse stakeholders across the entire cannabis industry landscape; working to make Connecticut's medical and adult use markets safe, fair and equitable.
WHO WE ARE
The CT Cannabis Chamber of Commerce was founded in 2022 on the principle that the most effective way to promote a safe, fair and equitable cannabis industry in Connecticut is through collaboration. Hundreds of businesses will emerge in our state-legal cannabis industry; from cultivators and dispensaries to manufacturing, delivery, distribution, testing, insurance, packaging, and other enterprises. Our growing team will leverage years of professional experience successfully working for effective cannabis policy and regulations, and on behalf of the interests of the industry. The mission is to promote sensible policy, responsible growth, and development of Connecticut’s cannabis industry, and to facilitate better dissemination of information and resources to the businesses that will lead this burgeoning industry.
President & Founder
Principal - City & State Public Affairs
Adam Wood led the successful advocacy effort to legalize cannabis in Connecticut on
behalf of the Marijuana Policy Project.
The legislation is considered a national model for its social equity provisions.
He has served in leadership roles in
the governments of Connecticut,
and New York; and as a member of
Governor Ned Lamont's transition committee. Adam has over 20 years
of experience conducting successful
media advocacy campaigns
and government relations.
Deborah A. Caviness
President - Greater Bridgeport OIC
Co-Founder - Southern CT Black Chamber of Commerce
Deborah A. Caviness is a co-founder of the CT Black Chamber of Commerce, in addition to serving as the President of the Greater Bridgeport Opportunities Industrialization Center. She participated in the development of cannabis regulatory strategy while serving on the Governor’s Cannabis Social Equity Advisory Committee. The Committee helped set the legislative framework for social equity programs and regulatory decisions including cannabis business licensing and revenue allocation for disproportionately
Daniel Glissman, Esq.
Partner - MacDermid, Reynolds & Glissman, P.C.
Daniel Glissman has focused much of his
law practice on the formation, licensing,
and operation of both medical and
adult-use cannabis establishments.
Daniel draws on deep knowledge and practical experience in all aspects of the cannabis industry, including corporate structuring and entity formation,
commercial contract review, mergers
and acquisitions, real estate leases
and/or purchases, regulatory compliance, and state/local licensing. All members
are advised that Daniel Glissman is not serving as counsel to the Chamber or, through membership, to any
of its individual members.
Education & Resources
Serving as a cohesive conduit for information from officials, agencies, and stakeholders, CT Cannabis Chamber is committed to educating through legal briefings, issue forums, and access to the latest industry news, industry directory, event calendar, and much more.
State & Local Advocacy
The CT Cannabis Chamber was formed to unite the legal cannabis industry in order to help educate and act as a resource for lawmakers and the industry. We represent the diverse interests of the entire industry: retail, cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, delivery, testing, insurance, packaging, and other ancillary services. CT Cannabis Chamber advocates to advance important policy objectives encouraging investment and innovation, protecting small businesses, and enhancing public and consumer safety. We will work diligently with the state legislature and Governor’s administration, town and city officials, organizations, local leaders, and regulatory authorities on solutions that foster a robust cannabis industry while prioritizing public health and safety.
CT Cannabis Chamber will help the cannabis industry tell their stories to the right audience, targeting engagement with mainstream outlets. Whether the issue has local or statewide implications, CT Cannabis Chamber ensures that the interests of the industry have a strong voice.
Cannabis industry stakeholders are advised to seek independent legal counsel where applicable. Connecticut Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, Inc. does not offer legal services or legal advice. Connecticut Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, Inc. does not provide sales or access to any cannabis, hemp, CBD or other related products / services in any form.
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