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Connecticut Will Let Consumers Buy More Recreational Cannabis

The increase is based on an ongoing analysis of available supply and demand.

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The Department of Consumer Protection notified adult-use cannabis licensees that beginning December 1, 2023, transaction limits for adult-use customers will increase to 1/2 ounce of raw flower or the equivalent per transaction. The limit for medical marijuana patients is unchanged and they may purchase up to 5 ounces per month and are not subject to individual transaction limits.

The increase is based on an ongoing analysis of available supply and demand. Transaction limits will continue to be reviewed over time, and are in place to ensure businesses are able to maintain adequate supply for both adult-use consumers and medical marijuana patients.

“DCP has continually reviewed available supply and demand since prior to the launch of the adult-use cannabis industry in January 2023,” said DCP Commissioner Bryan T. Cafferelli. “As more retailers, production companies and other supply chain licensees have come online, the capacity of the industry has increased. We are confident this measured approach to adult-use sales has resulted in a healthy market for businesses, and a safe and fair marketplace for adult-use cannabis consumers and medical marijuana patients.”

The law allows possession of up to 1.5 oz of cannabis. You may also store up to 5 oz in a locked container at home or transport it in a locked glovebox or trunk.

Different types and sizes of products may be purchased together up to a total of 1/2 ounce of cannabis flower or its equivalent per transaction. Examples of what 1/2 of an ounce of cannabis flower or its equivalent might look like include:

  • Up to 14 pre-rolled cigarettes that weigh 1 gram each, or 28 pre-rolled cigarettes that weigh 0.5 grams each. Or any combination up to 14 total grams, which equals 1/2 ounce.
  • Four to eight vape cartridges, which come in .5 mL and 1 mL sizes.
  • Edibles vary by type and size. A standard-sized brownie or cookie can be the equivalent of .08 grams of cannabis flower. One edible serving cannot have more than 5 milligrams of THC.
  • A combination of different product types that collectively amount to no more than 1/2 of an ounce.
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