By Julia Bergman, CT Insider on January 8, 2023
Connecticut’s first recreational cannabis retail shops will open Tuesday morning – a long awaited milestone in the state’s effort to decriminalize the drug and create an equitable legal market.
State officials gave permission to nine existing medical cannabis dispensaries to also sell in the adult use market and seven of them will start legal sales at 10 a.m. on Jan. 10 – the soonest allowed. Other new retail cannabis shops aren’t expected to open until later this year.
Connecticut joins several other northeast states with recreational marijuana markets including Massachusetts and New Jersey, and more recently Rhode Island and New York. State officials targeted the end of 2022 to open the first legal pot shops in Connecticut but missed that deadline by 10 days.
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