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December 9, 2022

Recreational marijuana sales to begin Jan. 10

HBJ PHOTO | STEVE LASCHEVER Marijuana plants growing in Curaleaf’s Simsbury grow facility.

The state Department of Consumer Protection announced Friday morning that the recreational marijuana market will officially launch Jan. 10. 

DCP said it 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, Jan. 10.

“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.

Nine medical marijuana dispensaries have been notified that they successfully completed the necessary steps for conversion to a hybrid license, which will allow them to serve adult-use customers beginning Jan. 10.
They include

  • Affinity, New Haven
  • Bluepoint Wellness of Connecticut, Branford
  • Still River Wellness, Torrington
  • Fine Fettle Dispensary, Newington
  • Fine Fettle Dispensary, Stamford
  • Fine Fettle Dispensary, Willimantic
  • The Botanist, Danbury
  • The Botanist, Montville
  • Willow Brook Wellness, Meriden

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