Cannabis sales in Connecticut will start January 10th
There’s some good news coming out of Connecticut this week. The Department of Consumer Protection has notified nine cannabis dispensaries that they can begin selling recreational marijuana starting January 10th. Commissioner Michelle Seagull made the announcement and noted that this is just the beginning with more retailers in the pipeline expected to open throughout the new year. Each of the nine businesses are medical marijuana dispensaries that will now operate a hybrid license that allows them to sell both medical and recreational cannabis. According to the announcement sales may begin no earlier than 10 a.m. on January 10th, or as local zoning permits.
Sales of recreational will be limited to 1/4 ounce of cannabis flower, or its equivalent, per transaction for the time being. The limits are intended to ensure that dispensaries are able to meet the needs of both adult-use consumers and medical marijuana patients. By launching recreational sales, Connecticut becomes the fifth state within New England to do so, leaving only New Hampshire without legal cannabis for adults. The nine municipalities that will host legal recreational cannabis sales as of January 10th are Branford, Danbury, Meriden, Montville, New Haven, Newington, Stamford, Torrington, and Willimantic.