Connecticut Governor Touts Opening Day Of Adult-Use Marijuana Sales And Calls New York ‘Crazy’ For Starting With Just One Shop

Connecticut Governor Touts Opening Day Of Adult-Use Marijuana Sales And Calls New York ‘Crazy’ For Starting With Just One Shop
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Last week, New Jersey and New York regulators took each other to task over which state approached their adult-use marijuana market rollout better. Now, Connecticut’s governor is joining the rhetorical rumble after his state launched recreational sales on Tuesday, entering the tri-state war of words on cannabis. Hours before Connecticut’s first recreational shops opened their doors, Gov. Ned Lamont (D) reflected on the adult-use program in New York, which involved just one storefront late last month, saying that the limited launch “seemed crazy to me.” Lamont said in an interview with PLR radio’s Chaz and AJ show that he’s confident his state was prepared to start the market, with purchasing limits imposed on adult consumers to ensure access for medical cannabis patients. Officials also encouraged patients to buy what they needed ahead of the launch in the event that demand proved greater than expected. “I’m not as worried about the supply and demand,” the governor said, adding that he feels that pricing and quality control will entice consumers to abandon the illicit market for regulated shops. “I think we’re going to put the underground market out of business over a period of time.” But with respect to neighboring New York, Lamont said that regulators’ decision to start recreational sales with just one shop in Manhattan seemed “crazy” given the large population and strong consumer demand for recreational marijuana products. New Jersey’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission (NJ-CRC) similarly took a hit at New York earlier this month, posting a tweet that sarcastically called the state “cute” for opening a single dispensary for adult consumers. New Jersey, in contrast, opened 12 shops out of the gate. New York has taken the criticism in stride, arguing that the state is being deliberative about its launch and working to put equity ahead of profit. That…

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