Connecticut

Mon
02
Aug

Medical Marijuana Entrepreneur Sees Racial Reckoning in Connecticut’s Legalization Of Cannabis

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Focusing on social equity, a black woman whose business certifies residents for Connecticut’s medical marijuana card is taking advantage of measures in a new state law that target the issue most important to her.

A groundbreaking part of the new law, which went into effect July 1, is social equity.

Fri
30
Jul

Rolling in the green: CT predicts $55 million in cannabis sales by 2026

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Connecticut will be rolling in heavy green due to its legalization of recreational marijuana, according to the state’s Office of Fiscal Analysis.

The OFA projects that the medical marijuana industry will generate $3.1 million in sales during fiscal year 2022 – which runs from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 – and another $1 million in municipal taxes.

Retail sales are expected to begin in Connecticut by the end of 2022, with the result that FY23 will generate $20.4 million in sales and another $5.9 million in municipal taxes, all of which will go to the general fund.

Tue
27
Jul

Connecticut comes on board as 19th legal marijuana state

Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont signed a law in June to legalize, tax and regulate cannabis for in Connecticut. The legislation, sponsored by Senate President Martin Looney and House Speaker Matt Ritter, received final approval from both chambers of the state legislature in a special session.

Wed
14
Jul

United States: Employers Have Much To Track In New Cannabis Law

Effective today, recreational marijuana is legal for personal use in Connecticut. Your employees might think that this means they have free reign to use marijuana in the workplace. They would be wrong. In fact, the new law provides employers with significant authority to prohibit marijuana use in the workplace and punish marijuana use outside of the workplace. The new law also imposes additional restrictions on smoking and vaping (both tobacco and cannabis) at work.

Mon
12
Jul

Connecticut’s Adult-Use Law Bans Businesses From Selling Certain Hemp-Derived THC Products Without a License

Adult-use cannabis legalization took a step forward July 1 in Connecticut, but the new law clamps down on delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other THC components derived from hemp.

Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont signed legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis June 22, allowing adults 21 years and older to possess up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis flower or an equivalent amount of concentrate in public, and up to 5 ounces in their homes, beginning this month.

Fri
09
Jul

Legalization of Marijuana in Connecticut: What does the new law mean for the state?

On 18 June, the Connecticut legislature legalized recreational cannabis use for residents twenty-one and older. The bill changes state law to allow the government to tax and regulate the commercialization of cannabis products.

After the signing, Governor Ned Lamont said that the law is a first step at correcting the injustices and disparities of the War on Drugs. Gov. Lamont hopes that the new law will “eliminate the dangerous, unregulated market and support a new and equitable sector of our economy that will create jobs.”

Wed
07
Jul

Connecticut Launches Website to Clear Up Cannabis Questions

Officials in Connecticut launched a new website to provide updated information on current cannabis laws and policies in Connecticut—especially adult-use policies. On July 5, Governor Ned Lamont released a press release detailing the provisions that can be found on the website, and how it can help residents navigate the new cannabis industry legally.

Tue
06
Jul

Cannabis Is Now Legal In 3 New Sates

It’s been an eventful time for cannabis legislation in 2021. This has been made apparent with the fight for new laws legalizing cannabis. Particularly for states where recreational or medical use goes into effect in three new states on Thursday. In states like Connecticut and Virginia, legislators have passed laws enacting recreational marijuana.

Thu
01
Jul

Day One of Legalization in Connecticut Brings Mandates for Public Weed Smoking Zones

The legalization of cannabis officially going into effect today in Connecticut, which includes provisions and mandates that set aside designated marijuana smoking zones in larger towns and cities that choose to regulate smoking pot.

State lawmakers passed the comprehensive legislation earlier this month, and the bill was signed by Democratic Governor Ned Lamont on June 22 and officially became the law of the land. Possession and use of recreational marijuana will become legal for adults on July 1, although regulated sales of adult-use cannabis products are not expected to begin until next year.

Wed
30
Jun

Connecticut Legalized Recreational Cannabis, What States Is Next?

After passing a bill back and forth between the Senate and the House, and threats of a veto if certain provisions remained, Connecticut became the 18th state, when it legalized recreational cannabis this week. The question now, which state is next, and when can we expect it to happen?

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