CT Officials Begin Discussion About Sale of Recreational Marijuana in Their Towns
Some Connecticut towns and cities are already beginning to formulate studies about how and where recreational marijuana will be sold in their communities, if at all, in 2022.
The town of Prospect, Connecticut, a 10-minute drive east of Waterbury, has already made up their mind. Prospect Mayor Robert Chatfield told News Times that the Planning & Zoning Commission voted unanimously to rule out the sale of recreational cannabis in Prospect.
I would venture to guess that we will see at least one dispensary in Connecticut's largest cities, which go from one to five in this order; Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Hartford, and Waterbury.
The new legislation recently passed allows towns and cities to regulate where it can be sold. City officials in West Hartford, New Britain, and Bristol have already decided where recreational marijuana dispensaries should be allowed.
According to the Hartford Courant, because this new legal pot law is unchartered territory for all of Connecticut's towns and cities, officials will be conducting extensive discussions about zoning regulations to limit where these dispensaries can be. The following video from WFSB 3 digs deeper into the story of recreational cannabis in Connecticut.
You can possess up to 1.5 ounces of weed and up to 5 ounces in a locked container, but selling pot is still a crime. Wherever cigarette smoking is not allowed, the same holds for smoking marijuana. Smoking pot at state parks and in hotels will also be illegal. Firing up a doobie in the car by either the driver or passenger(s) is also outlawed. The cap on THC at recreational dispensaries will be 30%, and in CT cities with populations of 50,000 or more, there will be designated areas where you can smoke.