Long-awaited legal adult-use sales in Connecticut launched Tuesday garnering more than $200,000 in total.
The first day of recreational pot sales went smoothly. According to a spokesperson for the state Department of Consumer Protection, the seven licensed shops sold $251,276 worth of weed by 5. p.m. reported Hartford Courant.
“We have had no reported issues at any of our retailers, and we are proud of the successful launch of the regulated adult-use market,” said Michelle H. Seagull, commissioner at the Department of Consumer Protection. “We continue to remind consumers to be patient as they make their initial purchases, and to use these products responsibly, including taking into consideration the delayed onset of effects some of these products can have.”
On the eve of the legal weed launch, Governor Ned Lamont introduced automatic expungement technology.
"Under a new state law that went into effect on Jan. 1, our administration has marked 43,754 low-level cannabis convictions as erased," Lamont said in a Twitter post on Jan. 9.
On Tuesday only seven medical marijuana dispensaries with hybrid licenses in the state kicked off recreational sales.
Affinity Health & Wellness in New Haven
The Rise in Branford, owned by Green Thumb Industries (OTCQX: GTBIF)
The Botanist – Acreage Holdings, Inc's (OTCQX: ACRHF) subsidiary – in Montville
Fine Fettle Dispensary in Newington, Stamford, and Willimantic
Zen Leaf – Meriden (formerly Willow Brook Wellness) owned by Verano Holdings Corp. (CSE: VRNO) (OTCQX: VRNOF)
Many customers used the online ordering option to speed up …