Connecticut - Rec. Sales Begin Jan. 10th!

Discussion in 'Marijuana News' started by Storm Crow, Dec 16, 2022.

  1. They are kinda of stingy on the amounts you can buy, but that can always be increased later. These laws tend to "loosen up" and become more liberal as time goes by. So no "marijuana Christmas" this year :sad:, but folks in Connecticut can have a happier New Year (after the 10 day wait)! :GettingStoned:

    Consumer Protection Announces Adult-Use Cannabis Market Opening Date
    Consumer Protection Announces Adult-Use Cannabis Market Opening Date

    HARTFORD — The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection has notified licensed hybrid retailers that they may begin selling cannabis products to all adults 21 and over beginning no earlier than 10 a.m., or as local zoning permits, on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.

    “I am proud of the hard work our team has done to meet the goal of opening adult-use sales in a safe, well-regulated market,” said DCP Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull. “We know that many people are excited to participate in this marketplace, whether as a business or a consumer, and we encourage adults who choose to purchase and consume these products to do so responsibly once sales begin on January 10.”

    Following the Social Equity Council’s vote Tuesday, all existing medical marijuana producers have met the requirements for an expanded license that allows them to supply both the adult-use cannabis and medical marijuana markets. The law requires at least 250,000 square feet of growing and manufacturing space in the aggregate be approved for adult-use production before retail sales can begin at licensed retailers, including hybrid retailers. With all four producers successfully converted, the 250,000 square-foot threshold has been met.

    Sales will be limited to 1/4 ounce of cannabis flower, or its equivalent, per transaction when the market opens. Transaction limits will be reviewed over time, and are in place to ensure businesses are able to maintain adequate supply for both adult-use consumers and medical marijuana patients. Patients in the Medical Marijuana Program may purchase up to 5 ounces per month. (snipped)

    They go on to show what a legal purchase could be - how much of edibles, flower, and/or concentrates you can buy at one time, then they give the name and locations of the dispensaries that can legally sell to "recreational" users.

    It's also suggested that any medical users stock up on their cannabis before the 10th, because the dispensaries are expecting a LOT of "recreational" buyers and may run out! :passtheshit:

    And Congrats to Connecticut for joining the rest of the "free states"! :yay:

    Granny :wave:

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  2. Thats really cool, and a step in the right direction. 1/4 limit is low, and hopefully will be increased as supply increases. The dispensaries in MA, which have been open a couple years have stepped up their game over time. The product has gotten better and more potent. You can find THC levels over 30% more frequently. The prices seem to have gone down a bit, some offer bundle deals. I don't mind the 1+ hr drive up to the Berkshires, its such a beautiful and relaxing trip, especially in summer! Its actually a nice experience and a fun road trip.

    NY really needs to get its act together. The medical program is really lame. There are very few dispensaries in the state and they mostly offer low potency herb. Recreational sales are slow to begin as well. But...the black and grey markets are thriving! They claim they will 'crack down" on them but there are so many, so good luck with that! The Uncle Bud truck is back in front of Grand Central, ha ha.

    Everything is NY is mismanaged to some degree anyway.
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  3. never ideal having to go to the dispensary twice in a day
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