CHICAGO, January 10, 2023  — Verano Holdings Corp. (CSE: VRNO) (OTCQX: VRNOF) (“Verano” or the “Company”), a leading multi-state cannabis company, today celebrated the commencement of adult use cannabis sales in Connecticut at the Company’s Zen Leaf Meriden dispensary. The Company welcomed Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull, Social Equity Comissioner Paul Robertson, Meriden Mayor Kevin Scarpati, and other distinguished guests at Zen Leaf Meriden to commemorate the end of cannabis prohibition in Connecticut.

“Legal cannabis in Connecticut will have a positive impact on the economy and local communities, and we’re honored to celebrate this moment in the Constitution State,” said George Archos, Verano Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Our Verano, CTPharma and Zen Leaf teams are proud to stand with Connecticut residents in celebrating the end of cannabis prohibition. Thank you to Governor Ned Lamont, the Department of Consumer Protection, local communities, our team members, medical cannabis patients and advocates for making this historic day in Connecticut a reality.”

Along with the Company’s Zen Leaf Meriden dispensary, Verano’s Connecticut operations include CTPharma, a state-of-the-art, 217,000 square foot cultivation and processing facility in Rocky Hill, and Caring Nature in Waterbury, a medical dispensary that will soon commence adult use sales under the Zen Leaf retail banner.

In conjuction with the launch of adult use sales, current business hours at Zen Leaf Meriden are Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about Zen Leaf cannabis dispensaries, visit

About Verano

Verano is a leading, vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis operator in the U.S., devoted to the ongoing improvement of communal wellness by providing responsible access to regulated cannabis products. With a mission to address vital health and wellness needs, Verano produces a comprehensive suite of premium, innovative cannabis products sold under its trusted portfolio of consumer brands, including Verano, Avexia, BITS, Encore, MŪV and Savvy. Verano’s portfolio encompasses 14 U.S. states, with active operations in 13, including 14 production facilities comprising over 1,000,000 square feet of cultivation capacity. Verano designs, builds, and operates dispensaries under retail brands including Zen Leaf and MŪV, delivering a superior cannabis shopping experience in both medical and adult use markets. Learn more at