Trading cannabis for donations or other purchases will now carry a serious fine in the state of Connecticut.
According to U.S. News & World Report, new legislation signed by Gov. Ned Lamont slaps a $1,000 fine on the practice known as “gifting.”
Unregulated cannabis markets are common in the state, where adult-use recreational cannabis is legal.
Attendees sometimes pay an entry fee and often end up exchanging cannabis or related products for other items.
According to the report, cannabis advocates criticized the law for penalizing people for exchanging legal products.
But supporters argue that gifting cannabis is still allowed as long as no money is involved in the exchange.