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Recreational cannabis use has been recently legalized in Connecticut and the first round of sales for adults 21 years and older took place at seven existing medical marijuana establishments across the state on January 10, 2023. The growing and cultivation of cannabis plants for adults will also be legalized on July 1, 2023. This is a significant step forward for the future of cannabis in Connecticut, as it allows the industry to grow even further and more residents will be able to access marijuana in the state.

There have been several other states that have legalized recreational cannabis use in the past year. The success of recreational marijuana legalization ballot measures in Maryland and Missouri during the November midterm elections in 2022 is a testament to the increasing support for cannabis legalization across the country. The marijuana tax rate has also brought in millions of dollars in revenue every year in states where it has been legalized, such as Colorado.

Despite this progress, not all cities are ready for the legalization of recreational cannabis. The Benson City Council in Minnesota has passed a one-year moratorium on the sale of cannabis products in the city, as cities brace for the legalization of recreational marijuana.

While marijuana use is still illegal in some states and limited to medical use only in others, the support for cannabis legalization continues to grow, with polls showing that over two-thirds of Americans support making cannabis use legal, and around 90% support allowing medical cannabis.

The legalization of recreational cannabis in Connecticut has opened up opportunities for entrepreneurs in the state, as dozens of them hope to carve out a piece of the multimillion-dollar industry through new dispensaries and growing operations.

Connecticut's legalization of recreational cannabis is part of a growing trend across the United States, and a significant step forward for the future of cannabis in the state. The industry is expected to grow even further as more residents are able to access marijuana and entrepreneurs in the state look to take advantage of new business opportunities.

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