On January 10th Connecticut became the fifth New England state to launch adult-use cannabis sales. Seven dispensaries opened their doors across the state with customers lined up and eager to make history. According to reporting from Hartford Courant, a spokesperson for the state Department of Consumer Protection said that the seven licensed dispensaries sold a total of $250,000 on the first day of adult-use cannabis sales. Each of the seven dispensaries are hybrid retailers which means they can sell both medical and adult-use cannabis. Sales of recreational cannabis are currently limited to 1/4 ounce of flower, or its equivalent, per transaction. Officials will announce when purchase limits are no longer necessary. Governor Ned Lamont signed the bill legalizing adult-use cannabis in June of 2021, roughly 1 year and 6 months ago.
Find the official story from the Hartford Courant on their website here: https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-opening-day-adult-recreational-cannabis-connecticut-sales-20230110-zerg3mossreuho26rmon7izybe-story.html
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