According to Biotrack, the cannabis technology platform the state uses to trace marijuana inventory from seed to sale, those seven retailers passed the $250,000 mark by 5 p.m. after just seven hours of sales, bringing crows of victory from state regulators, the Hartford Courant reported.
That’s despite recreational consumer purchase limits of just a quarter ounce of flower per transaction, far less than in some other adult-use markets.
“We have had no reported issues at any of our retailers, and we are proud of the successful launch of the regulated adult-use market,” Michelle Seagull, the commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, told the newspaper.
The state expects $73 million in tax revenue from adult-use cannabis sales this year, NBC Connecticut reported.
There are currently just seven operational “hybrid” dispensaries selling both medical and recreational cannabis, with two more authorized: The Botanist in Danbury and Still River Wellness in Torrington. Those sites expect to begin sales later this month.
Connecticut has a total of 18 medical marijuana dispensaries.