Connecticut Will Launch Adult-Use Sales on Jan. 10

Connecticut Will Launch Adult-Use Sales on Jan. 10

<![CDATA[Connecticut won’t roll out its adult-use cannabis retail program before the end of the year, as originally planned, but a launch date has been announced. The state’s Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) notified nine licensed hybrid (adult-use and medical) retailers on Dec. 9 that they can begin selling adult-use cannabis products to those 21 and older beginning at 10 a.m. on Jan. 10, 2023. Transactions will initially be limited to 7 grams of cannabis flower or an equivalent amount (see details below). The announcement came as the department is required by law to provide a 30-day notice for the commercial sales commencement. “I am proud of the hard work our team has done to meet the goal of opening adult-use sales in a safe, well-regulated market,” DCP Commissioner Michelle Seagull said in a press release. “We know that many people are excited to participate in this marketplace, whether as a business or a consumer, and we encourage adults who choose to purchase and consume these products to do so responsibly once sales begin on January 10.”The announcement comes as 21 states have legalized adult-use cannabis—with Maryland and Missouri voters passing ballot measures in November—with 16 of those states having launched their expanded retail programs already. New York, where regulators hope to roll out adult-use sales before the end of the year, and Connecticut are in line to be the 17th and 18th states to launch adult-use sales.Connecticut’s retail rollout has been roughly 18 months in the making since Gov. Ned Lamont signed adult-use cannabis legislation in June 2021, becoming the fourth state (in addition to New York, Virginia and New Mexico) to end prohibition through the legislative process that year. The signed law allows adults 21 and older to possess up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis flower or an equivalent amount in…

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