New England

Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Kick Off in Connecticut

NORML 10 Jan 2023

In Connecticut, as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, licensed retailers can now sell cannabis products to those age 21 or older.

Nine operators have received dual licensure from state officials to engage in both medical and adult-use sales. Seven of those are now engaging in adult-use sales. Sales are initially limited to a quarter ounce of cannabis flower, or its equivalent, per transaction. A map of operators is available online.

“A robust, above-ground retail marijuana market is necessary in order to disrupt the unregulated marketplace and to assure that consumers have adequate access to lab-tested, high quality products at competitive prices,” NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said.

Lawmakers enacted legislation in 2021 legalizing the adult use of marijuana and regulating its commercial production and sale.

Licensed retailers in Rhode Island, and Vermont also began operations in recent months, while a single licensed operator is now open in New York City.

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