Processing Your Payment

Please do not leave this page until complete. This can take a few moments.

April 16, 2024

Budr Cannabis opens Tolland location Wednesday

Courtesy Photo Budr Cannabis' new storefront in Tolland.

Budr Cannabis is opening an adult-use retail marijuana dispensary in Tolland this week, the first cannabis store in the town and Budr’s third in Connecticut.

The new storefront, a 2,200-square-foot space located at 9 Fieldstone Commons, opens for business Wednesday with a grand opening ceremony. The retail business is the third dispensary launched by Budr Cannabis co-founders Carl Tirella Jr. and Derrick Gibbs, joining locations in West Hartford and Danbury.

The new store will have about a dozen employees when it opens, the company said, and will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gibbs and Tirella founded Budr Cannabis last year as an equity venture partnership with a team of social equity entrepreneurs and Chicago-based Green Thumb Industries (GTI), which owns West Haven cannabis cultivation facility Advanced Grow Labs and several dispensaries in the state.

An equity joint venture is a business that is at least 50% owned and controlled by an individual or individuals that meet social equity criteria, including having an average household income of less than 300% of the state median household income over the last three tax years, and living in an area disproportionately impacted by drug-related convictions.

The company has plans to open two more locations in Stamford and Stratford later this year.

Sign up for Enews


Order a PDF