Seven Connecticut retailers will open the state's first recreational marijuana sales after 10 a.m. ET on Jan. 10. In a statement, the agency announced that the state Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) notified the seven existing medical marijuana dispensaries that they "have successfully completed the necessary steps to convert to a hybrid license. Connecticut legalized marijuana in June 2021, when Governor Ned Lamont signed Senate Bill 1201 into law. Annual sales next year could exceed $375 million, according to the 2022 MJBiz Factbook. Connecticut's medical marijuana sales are projected to reach $210 million in 2022 with about 53,000 registered medical marijuana patients. Connecticut has nine license types, with a total of 56 licenses to be issued under the DCP's rules.
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