Ministry of Consumer Protection Says Businesses Need a License to Sell Products Containing THC | Connecticut News

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – In just four days, it will be legal to own marijuana in Connecticut.

However, you still won’t be able to buy it as is.

Additionally, officials are telling companies they will need a license to sell products that contain even small amounts of THC.

The Consumer Protection Ministry said a loophole allowed stores to sell hemp products containing less THC. They added that this decision is about safety, ensuring that all products are regulated.

Last Friday, Hector Hernandez received a new shipment of products containing Delta-8, a cannabinoid containing THC.

Later in the morning, he received a message from the Ministry of Consumer Protection.

“10:00 am, 9:30 am, I get an email, I think it’s consumer protection, saying Delta-8 is illegal to sell,” Hernandez said.

As of July 1, hemp and hemp products containing any amount of THC cannot be sold without a license.

Right now, no one can sell them, which is part of the movement to regulate the sale of recreational marijuana to anyone over the age of 21.

The Consumer Protection Ministry said a loophole in the federal hemp cultivation law of 2018 allowed the unregulated sale of products like Delta-8.

But Connecticut’s new market will set the rules.

In a statement, the Department of Consumer Protection Michelle Seagull said that “the creation of a regulated market for cannabis will protect and benefit public health and safety by ensuring consumers know exactly what is in cannabis. products they buy and preventing children from accessing those products.

“I think it’s, you know, in the spirit of trying to have a regulated market,” said Jason Rojas, Democratic state representative and House majority leader.

He said he had just heard of DCP’s decision on Monday but supported it.

“I’m looking online to see if I can find the actual website or the portal for it,” Hernandez said.

The products will require the same retail license as other marijuana products. The Ministry of Consumer Protection is still in the process of determining the number of licenses it will grant. It’s unclear when anyone can apply, but it probably won’t be until next year.

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