Cannabis Rules & Regulations: Connecticut

Cannabis Rules & Regulations: Connecticut

Connecticut Cannabis History

Medical marijuana is legal for patients with qualifying conditions in Connecticut. In addition, possession of less than 0.5 ounces of weed has been decriminalized across the state since 2011.  

Connecticut is the 17th state since 1996 to allow for the limited legalization of medicinal cannabis.

Connecticut Child-Resistant Packaging Rules

Connecticut’s cannabis labeling and packaging guidelines are detailed in Sec. 21a-408-56, and include the following:

  • A producer shall place any product containing marijuana in a child-resistant and light-resistant package.
  • A producer shall label each marijuana product prior to sale to a dispensary and shall securely affix to the package a label that states in legible English:
  • (1) The name and address of the producer;
  • (2) The brand name of the marijuana product that was registered with the department;
  • (3) A unique serial number that will match the product with a producer batch and lot number so as to facilitate any warnings or recalls the department or producer deem appropriate;
  • (4) The date of final testing and packaging;
  • (5) The expiration date;
  • (6) The quantity of marijuana contained therein;
  • (7) A terpenes profile and a list of all active ingredients, including:
  • (A) tetrahydrocannabinol (THC);
  • (B) tetrahydrocannabinol acid (THCA);
  • (C) cannabidiol;
  • (D) cannabidiolic acid (A); and
  • (E) any other active ingredient that constitute at least 1% of the marijuana batch used in the product.
  • (8) A pass or fail rating based on the laboratory’s microbiological, mycotoxins, heavy metals, and chemical residue analysis.

Useful Links for Connecticut Cannabis Regulations

For a full list of rules and regulations, please refer to the State of Connecticut Regulation of the Department of Consumer Protection Concerning Palliative Use of Marijuana.

CT Department of Consumer Protection: Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies 

Editor's Note: Status as of 4/1/2021 

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