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Connecticut Cannabis Sales Decline for First Time Since Launch

The state is dealing with supply chain issues.

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Connecticut's cannabis sales declined in January, marking the first time they've gone down since the state began adult-use recreational sales about one year ago.

After rapid early growth culminating with more than $17 million in recreational sales in December, monthly sales fell back to about $15.6 million in January 2024.

The decline in sales is likely an outcome of statewide shortages in Connecticut. Officials last month said the state's still-emerging market is still working on licensing growers. But the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection told the Associated Press that new licenses for growers are on the way. It said 11 cultivators and five microcultivators had been given provisional licenses.

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