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Updated: Jun 16, 2022

[HARTFORD, CT | February 4, 2022] — In a new and rapidly changing marketplace with enormous potential, the CT Cannabis Chamber of Commerce will be the voice of diverse stakeholders across the entire cannabis industry landscape, working to make Connecticut's adult-use market safe, fair and equitable. The Chamber will hold an online informational event for existing and prospective business operators on February 8th, 2022.

The team leading the organization includes Deborah A. Caviness, President of the Greater Bridgeport OIC and Co-Founder of the Southern CT Black Chamber of Commerce; attorney Daniel Glissman of MRG Law, and Adam Wood, Principal of City & State Public Affairs. Mr. Wood led the successful advocacy effort to legalize Marijuana in Connecticut on behalf of the Marijuana Policy Project; the legislation is considered a national model for its social equity provisions. Mr. Glissman has successfully represented cannabis industry clients in Massachusetts since that state began its regulated adult-use market. Ms. Caviness 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 allocation of revenue to disproportionately impacted communities.

Hundreds of businesses will emerge in Connecticut’s state-legal cannabis industry; from cultivators and dispensaries to manufacturing, delivery, distribution, testing, insurance, packaging, and other enterprises. The CT Cannabis Chamber will act as a hub of information and resources for business operators and government officials, as well as a forum for productive collaboration and industry advocacy. The chamber will promote sensible policy and responsible development of the industry.

“With the emergence of this new industry in our state, businesses across the state have more questions than answers - we hope to serve as a resource to help explain the process and provide insight into how best to navigate it.” - Dan Glissman.

“Legalization brings enormous opportunities for our state residents and, in particular, those communities most negatively impacted by the war on drugs. The chamber will help connect these communities to opportunities through training, education and by helping to bring together those already successful in the industry with those looking to enter it.” - Deborah Caviness.

“At this exciting moment for Connecticut, this organization will help to maximize the benefits for a whole new generation of entrepreneurs. We look forward to working with all stakeholders to ensure a safe, equitable, and fair market.” - Adam Wood.

"It has been a very difficult process and we're looking forward to working with the Chamber to help navigate the complex regulatory process and identify resources. And more importantly to make a difference in impacted communities by providing local jobs and economic opportunities." - Aprelle Mintz; Co-Owner, AJAM, LLC


What: CT Adult-Use Cannabis Markets Overview When: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 7:00 PM

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If you would like more information, please call Zach van Luling at 860-969-1675, or email

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