Recreational Marijuana sales in Connecticut top $2 million in first week
The average purchase is about $44.
HARTFORD - Sales of recreational marijuana went over the $2 million mark since retail locations in Connecticut opened their doors last Tuesday.
The Department of Consumer Protection said Wednesday that sales were $2,020,358.12. There were 45,667 items sold, and the average sale was $44.24. These figures did not include tax.
There are three taxes on the retail sale of marijuana, including the state’s 6.35% sales tax, a 3% sales tax dedicated to the municipality where the sale occurs, and a tax based on THC content that will cost approximately 10% to 15% of the sale price.
Retailers in Connecticut that have been licensed to sell cannabis products to all adults aged 21 and older include:
- Affinity Health and Wellness (New Haven)
- The Botanist – Danbury (Danbury)
- The Botanist – Montville (Montville)
- Fine Fettle Dispensary – Newington (Newington)
- Fine Fettle Dispensary – Stamford (Stamford)
- Fine Fettle Dispensary – Willimantic (Willimantic)
- RISE Branford (formerly Bluepoint Wellness of Connecticut) (Branford)
- Still River Wellness (Torrington)
- Zen Leaf Meriden (formerly Willow Brook Wellness) (Meriden)
Not all of the stores are open as yet.