Connecticut Governor Says Marijuana Shops Will Open In ‘About Six Months,’ With Regulators Approving First Cultivation Licenses

Connecticut Governor Says Marijuana Shops Will Open In ‘About Six Months,’ With Regulators Approving First Cultivation Licenses
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The governor of Connecticut said on Tuesday that the state is about six months away from launching adult-use marijuana sales, and a state panel also took action on Tuesday to start approving the first cannabis cultivator licenses. In response to a question on Twitter, Gov. Ned Lamont (D) said that he received a briefing on regulators’ progress on cannabis licensing “this week.” Connecticut is “about six months away from opening a safe, equitable market,” he said. I just got my latest briefing on adult-use cannabis this week. We’re about six months away from opening a safe, equitable market. https://t.co/MGxEazXhbp — Governor Ned Lamont (@GovNedLamont) July 12, 2022 Part of the process has involved a Social Equity Council, which met on Tuesday and provisionally approved 16 marijuana cultivator applications. Those represent the first recreational cannabis license approvals in the state, though they must still be cleared by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. Lamont, for his part, has long supported legalization and has been celebrating the policy change that’s being implemented. For example, he shared a clip of a country song in June that including lyrics saying that one great thing about Connecticut is that it’s “cool to smoke some pot” since the governor signed an adult-use legalization bill into law last year. The Republican gubernatorial candidate, Bob Stefanowski, was quick to criticize the marijuana mention, saying that “our governor should not be encouraging kids to smoke marijuana” and later calling for an attorney general investigation. These are the first "social equity" applicants picked Unlike retail store applications, they did *not* have to go through a lottery process There were 41 total applicants, but consultant @CohnReznick determined 25 didn't qualify — John Craven (@johncraven1) July 12, 2022 Before signing legalization into law, Lamont was asked if he’d partake himself when it…

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