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.