Connecticut police use helicopters to find cannabis plants
The Connecticut State Police patrolled the skies this harvest season looking for outdoor cannabis cultivation sites that are illegal under state law. News 8 WTNH obtained an exclusive look at how undercover detectives use a Massachusetts National Guard helicopter to gain a birds eye view in their search for marijuana plants. Detectives on the ground take possession of the plants in order to prevent illicit cannabis sales. Connecticut medical marijuana patients are allowed to grow up to 3 mature and 3 immature plants at home with a cap of 12 total plants per household. All adults over age 21 will be able to grow under the same rules starting July 1, 2023 according to the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.