Connecticut: $22 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in March, Year-to-Date Total Tops $50 Million

Legal marijuana sales surpassed $22 million in Connecticut in March, just the second full month of legal recreational marijuana sales.

In March there was $22,139,154 in legal marijuana and marijuana products sold in Connecticut. $12,576,006 of this was from medical marijuana sales, with $9,563,148 being from the distribution of recreational marijuana. This brings the year-to-date total for legal marijuana sales in Connecticut to $53,778,940.

In March there was 339,062 different medical marijuana products sold. In terms of recreational marijuana products, there was 234,974 products sold. This is an increase from the 316,644 and 168,565 sold in February.

“Today marks a turning point in the injustices caused by the war on drugs, most notably now that there is a legal alternative to the dangerous, unregulated, underground market for cannabis sales,” said Governor Lamont the day legal marijuana sales began. “Together with our partners in the legislature and our team of professionals at the Department of Consumer Protection, we’ve carefully crafted a securely regulated market that prioritizes public health, public safety, social justice, and equity. I look forward to continuing our efforts to ensure that this industry remains inclusive and safe as it develops.”

Under Connecticut’s marijuana law, those 21 and older can possess up to 1.5 ounces of marijuana which they can purchase from a licensed marijuana retail outlet. They can also grow up to six plants for personal use.

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