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General Assembly



February Session, 2012

LCO No. 4526



Offered by:


SEN. BOUCHER, 26th Dist.


To: House Bill No. 5389

File No. 597

Cal. No. 430

Strike lines 288 to 312, inclusive, in their entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 10. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) No person may act as a producer or represent that such person is a licensed producer unless such person has obtained a license from the Commissioner of Consumer Protection pursuant to this section. The commissioner may issue no more than two producer licenses at any time.

(b) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54 of the general statutes, to provide for the licensure, standards and locations for producers in this state. On and after the effective date of such regulations, the commissioner may license any person who applies for a license in accordance with such regulations, provided (1) such person is organized for the purpose of cultivating marijuana for palliative use in this state, (2) the commissioner finds that such applicant has appropriate expertise in agriculture and that such applicant is qualified to cultivate marijuana and sell, deliver, transport or distribute marijuana solely within this state pursuant to sections 1 to 15, inclusive, of this act, and (3) the commissioner issues not more than two producer licenses at any time. At a minimum, such regulations shall:

(A) Indicate that no more than two producers may be licensed in this state at any time; "