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how to legally grow and sell cannabis

Possession of 1.5 oz of cannabis is now legal. Retail sales will likely not be available until at least the end of 2022. Those who wish to grow cannabis at home may not at this time. Medical marijuana patients will be able to grow up to 3 mature and 3 immature plants at home starting October 1, 2021, with a cap of 12 total plants per household. All adults will be able to grow under the same rules starting July 1, 2023.

The policies and procedures related to Public Act 21-1, An Act Concerning Responsible And Equitable Regulation Of Adult-Use Cannabis, are effective October 16, 2021 and are available at eRegulations.ct.gov.

For those considering starting a business, the Department of Consumer Protection will release applications within a few months, pending further directives from the Social Equity Council. Please be aware that there are also very specific advertising guidelines for businesses who intent to participate in the retail sale of cannabis.

If you have any health issues, or have questions about the effects of cannabis on your health, you should speak to your health care provider.

You need to be licensed by Health Canada to be able to grow cannabis for sale.

It will take time for the following new cannabis products to be available for purchase:

At home

We continue to engage with Indigenous governments, organizations and communities to:

It’s your responsibility to learn the laws of the province or territory you are going to, before you travel. If you use cannabis, follow the laws in the jurisdiction where you are.

These products are subject to strict regulations that address their unique public health and safety risks.

Access to cannabis for medical purposes

Legal cannabis products (except products with less than 0.3% THC or no THC) have an excise stamp on the package. Each province and territory has a differently coloured excise stamp. The stamp has security features to prevent forgery, just like passports and banknotes.

If you use cannabis, learn how to use it responsibly and to reduce risks for yourself and others: