The governor of Connecticut on Monday announced the launch of a new website to provide residents with up-to-date information on the state’s new marijuana legalization law that took effect last week. While certain provisions of the law were immediately effective such as allowing adults 21 and older to possess up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis, Gov. Ned Lamont (D) said other components like retail sales will take additional time to roll out. The site is meant to clear up any confusion on what adults can and cannot do, and what to expect in the months to come. “Passage of this new law was an important step forward in ending the failed war on drugs as adults over the age of 21 can now legally possess and consume cannabis in Connecticut,” Lamont said in a press release. “Now begins the important work of standing up a fair, well-regulated marketplace for businesses and consumers that prioritizes public health, safety, and social equity.” “We know the public will have a lot of questions about this process in the coming months, and this website will be an important resource for people who have questions about the new law or who might be interested in starting a new business in this market,” he added. Beyond outlining what’s currently legal and prohibited, the web page also features a tab on diversity and inclusiveness in the industry and how the legislation seeks to promote social equity.

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 07/05/2021 10:45:00

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