Governor Ned Lamont announced a new website with up-to-date information about adult-use cannabis, which became legal in CT on July 1.
Wondering what are the facts on the law? Can you grow it? Can you sell it? The War on Drugs ravaged communities. An equity, diversity and inclusion aspect of the new Cannabis Law is intended to help rebuild what was lost.
Under the new law that he signed last month, adults can possess and consume cannabis, but there are other part of the law that don’t go into effect for another year or two, most notably the establishment of retail sales, which are expected to begin toward the end of 2022, and when that happens, there will be a specific licensing process and social equity requirement.
The website has up-to-date information about the ongoing process.
Access the website here: ct.gov/cannabis
“Passage of this new law was an important step forward in ending the failed war on drugs as adults over the age of 21 can now legally possess and consume cannabis in Connecticut,” Governor Lamont said, adding that the website is a resource for consumers and business owners with questions about the new law or are interested in starting a new business in this market. The website will feature information on the licensing and application process when it is available.
Connecticut residents are encouraged to check the website regularly for updates on the Social Equity Council, the availability of license applications for businesses, information on public health and safety, and FAQs about the new law.
On Wednesday, July 7 at 5:00pm, the Planning and Zoning commission’s meeting includes a public hearing on a proposed prohibition of retail pot businesses in Greenwich. (Click for meeting link.)