Starting on December 1st, recreational cannabis consumers in Connecticut will be allowed to purchase up to half an ounce of marijuana per transaction, a doubling of the current quarter-ounce limit. The Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) recently announced the change, attributing the increase to an ongoing analysis of supply and demand within the state’s cannabis market. The new limits apply only adult-use customers and include equivalent products such as 14 pre-rolled cigarettes weighing 1 gram each or up to four vape cartridges of 1 milliliter. However, medical marijuana patients will continue to have a separate purchase limit of up to 5 ounces per month, with no restrictions on individual transactions.
The DCP emphasized that the purchase limits are part of the state’s approach to ensure a stable and fair market for both recreational consumers and medical marijuana patients. Since the launch of the adult-use cannabis industry in January 2023, DCP has monitored the market as capacity increased with more retailers, production companies, and other supply chain licensees joining the industry. In addition to purchase limits, the law permits possession of up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis and allows storage of up to 5 ounces within a locked container at a primary residence.