For the second straight month marijuana sales in Connecticut have set a new monthly record.
There was $25,203,738 worth of marijuana purchased legally in September throughout Connecticut, a state with a population of around 3.6 million. This is a slight increase over the then-record breaking $24,938,642 sold in August, according to the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. $10,814,987 of this was purchased by authorized medical marijuana patients, with the remaining $14,388,751 purchased by recreational consumers.
In September there was 660,151 different marijuana products purchased.
The total amount of marijuana sold since the start of legal recreational marijuana sales in January of this year now stands at $200 million.
In September there was 660,151 different marijuana products purchased. 284,116 of these products were purchased by medical marijuana patients.
Of the $25.2 million in marijuana purchased in September, a little over half was “usable cannabis flower” 30% of the purchases were vape products, and 11% was edibles.
Connecticut’s recreational marijuana law was passed in 2021, with the first marijuana store opening in January of this year. Under the 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.
Under a new law that took effect on July 1, the personal cultivation of up to six marijuana plants is now allowed for anyone who’s at least 21 years old. Just three marijuana plants are allowed to be mature at any point (meaning three of the six must be immature plants or seedlings), and there’s a maximum of 12 per household.