We did it! THC-infused drinks banned in grocery stores

On May 8, the last day of the legislative session, the CT General Assembly passed House Bill 5150, An Act Concerning Cannabis and Hemp Regulation. Among other things, the bill creates and regulates a product category for THC-infused beverages, which had been overlooked in previous marijuana legislation. Going forward, THC beverages will only be sold at licensed cannabis retailers and licensed package stores. (See prior blog post here.) The bill also specifies that a 12 oz can must be considered a single serving and may contain no more than 3 mg THC. It also provides for product testing, packaging, and labeling.

Thanks to all the parents that provided feedback to our legislators on this, as well as the 2024 Farm Bill which now includes a provision to close the Delta-8 loophole at the federal level. (See Farm Bill news here.) I also want to thank Margaret Watt, Co-Chair of The Norwalk Partnership, for her news post on these important legislative issues. Finally, thanks to Jordan Davidson of SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) and our January 2024 Pathway speaker, for his tireless lobbying at the federal level to get the Farm Bill amendment added.