The state Legislature approved a sweeping 300-page cannabis legalization and regulation bill on June 17, 2021. With Gov. Ned Lamont’s signature, the bill will become law and take effect on July 1, 2021. The full text of the new law is available here.
Here’s what happens next.
Is recreational cannabis legal right now?
No. Possession of small amounts of cannabis becomes legal on July 1, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., but not a moment sooner. Don’t celebrate by sparking up in the streets—yet.
What can I do on July 1?
You can possess up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis flower legally, if you’re 21 or older. Note that “possess” in this sense means those 1.5 ounces are actually in your physical possession. Like, say,…
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