Marijuana Dispensaries in New Britain

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Are there Marijuana Dispensaries in New Britain?

No, there are no marijuana dispensaries in New Britain, even though cannabis has been legalized in Connecticut. However, New Britain does not prohibit establishing cannabis dispensaries within the city's borders as stipulated in Section 270-40-40.155 of the New Britain Code of Ordinances. The city permits the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries and recreational cannabis dispensaries. The sale of adult-use cannabis did not begin in Connecticut until January 2023, after it was legalized for adults aged 21 years and older in 2021 following the enactment of SB 1201.

Commonly called An Act Concerning Responsible and Equitable Regulation of Adult-Use Cannabis (RERACA), SB 1202 authorized the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) to issue adult-use cannabis licenses, including retailer and hybrid retailer licenses for marijuana dispensaries. However, no licensed recreational dispensary operates in New Britain presently.

Are there Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in New Britain?

No, there are no medical cannabis dispensaries in New Britain. However, eligible cannabis patients in the city can fill their medical cannabis prescriptions at medical marijuana dispensaries near New Britain. Connecticut gave legal access to medicinal cannabis for patients with certain debilitating ailments when it enacted House Bill 5389 in 2012, establishing some medical marijuana dispensaries across the state. While New Britain has no licensed medical cannabis dispensary currently, the City Code of Ordinances does not prohibit establishing medical cannabis dispensaries within the city's boundaries.

Can You Buy Cannabis from Online Weed Dispensaries in New Britain?

Yes. Connecticut marijuana laws permit buying cannabis online from marijuana dispensaries, provided such dispensaries are state-licensed. Although there are no dispensaries in New Britain, residents can order cannabis products online from Connecticut-licensed marijuana dispensaries operating in neighboring cities/towns and have the products delivered to them in New Britain. However, cannabis delivery by third parties is not permitted in Connecticut. Only employees of licensed dispensaries, micro-cultivators, retailers, and hybrid retailers can deliver cannabis products purchased online in New Britain or other parts of the state.

Visiting a Dispensary in New Britain

The licensed marijuana dispensaries near New Britain are available to serve the cannabis needs of people in New Britain since there are no dispensaries in the city presently. Those consuming marijuana for recreational purposes must come to these dispensaries with valid government-issued identification cards. Registered cannabis patients must hold their medical marijuana cards. It is also essential to come with cash or debit cards. Cannabis dispensaries in Connecticut do not take credit cards.

Following the recent legalization of recreational cannabis in Connecticut, some existing medical cannabis dispensaries were approved to sell adult-use cannabis. Hence, anyone from New Britain visiting such dispensaries in neighboring cities should expect to see separate lines or kiosks for medical and adult-use marijuana sales and not hesitate to ask questions.

New Britain Dispensary Laws

No Connecticut-licensed dispensary operates in New Britain currently. However, prospective cannabis dispensaries in the city must obtain the requisite license from the DCP before setting up their operations in the city. Only dispensaries approved as hybrid dispensaries may sell recreational and medical cannabis. It is unlawful for a licensed dispensary to dispense cannabis intended for animal use to consumers.

Recreational Laws in New Britain

Adults aged 21 and over in New Britain can consume marijuana for recreational purposes but must observe certain rules, including the following:

  • They may only consume marijuana in private, not in public spaces
  • They may cultivate up to six marijuana plants at home for personal use, three mature and three immature plants. However, the number of plants in a household cannot exceed 12, regardless of the number of adults in a household
  • Driving under the influence of cannabis is prohibited
  • It is illegal to consume or possess marijuana on federal property in New Britain

Medical Cannabis Laws in New Britain

Only registered medical marijuana patients may consume medical cannabis in New Britain. They may grow up to six marijuana plants (three mature and three immature) at home for personal use. However, the maximum a household can plant is 12 plants, regardless of how many registered marijuana patients live in such a home. Cannabis patients in New Britain may only purchase medicinal cannabis from Connecticut-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in New Britain

The Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) issues medical marijuana cards in Connecticut. New Britain residents diagnosed with one or more eligible medical conditions for medical marijuana therapy can get a Connecticut medical marijuana card from the DCP through their physicians. An applicant's physician must certify them for medical marijuana treatment and send the written certification with the patient's telephone number and email address to the DCP.

The DCP will email the patient requesting them to provide additional information and some documents once it receives their (patient) written certification from the physician. The required documents include the patient's valid government-issued identification card and proof of residency. The patient must provide the DCP with these documents and other needed information online using BizNet. They must create a login account if they do not have one. If the DCP believes that the patient requires medical marijuana therapy after reviewing their documents, it will issue the patient a Connecticut medical marijuana card. Applicants must pay a $100 registration fee by check or money order made payable to the Treasurer, State of CT.

Where is it Legal to Consume Cannabis in New Britain?

The consumption of cannabis in one's private residence is legal in New Britain, as Connecticut prohibits consuming marijuana in public places. While landlords may prohibit smoking and vaping marijuana in the rental property, they may not ban consumption or possession of other cannabis forms.

How to Buy Cannabis at a New Britain Dispensary

There are no cannabis dispensaries in New Britain, but adults in the city must provide valid IDs showing they are at least 21 years old to purchase cannabis at licensed dispensaries in neighboring towns/cities. Similarly, cannabis patients must provide their Connecticut medical marijuana cards.

The Average Price in New Britain

Although no licensed dispensary operates in New Britain, city residents should expect to buy medium-grade cannabis at an average price of $272 per ounce at dispensaries near New Britain. An ounce of high-quality marijuana costs about $325.

Most Popular Strains in New Britain

Runtz, Wedding Cake, GG4, Ice Cream Cake, and Gelato are the most popular cannabis strains in New Britain.

Can You Smoke in Public in New Britain?

No, New Britain prohibits smoking marijuana in public in line with state law. Generally, Connecticut prohibits smoking or vaping marijuana anywhere smoking or vaping tobacco is banned.

How Much Marijuana Can You Possess at Once in New Britain?

Connecticut marijuana laws permit registered medical cannabis patients to possess up to 5 ounces of medicinal marijuana monthly in New Britain. Adults aged 21 years or over may only possess up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis for recreational uses. However, they are limited to buying 1/4 ounce of cannabis flower, or its equivalent, per time

Can I Ship Cannabis in New Britain?

No, shipping marijuana across state lines into New Britain violates federal laws.

Can I Order Cannabis Online in New Britain?

New Britain residents or visitors can order cannabis online from dispensaries near the city or those operating in other Connecticut cities.

Are there 24-hour Dispensaries in New Britain?

No licensed cannabis dispensary operates in New Britain, but Connecticut marijuana laws do not permit 24-hour daily dispensary operations.

Can Tourists Use Dispensaries in New Britain?

There are no dispensaries in New Britain. However, tourists in New Britain can purchase recreational marijuana from licensed cannabis dispensaries near the city. Connecticut does not acknowledge medical cannabis cards from other states. Hence, out-of-state medical marijuana patients on tour in New Britain cannot use dispensaries in Connecticut.

Do You Need ID for Dispensary in New Britain?

Marijuana consumers must provide valid IDs or medical cannabis cards (for medical marijuana patients) when visiting licensed dispensaries near New Britain.

Best Dispensaries in New Britain

There are currently no licensed dispensaries in New Britain.

Do Dispensaries Scan your ID in New Britain?

Licensed marijuana dispensaries near New Britain verify customers' IDs validity by scanning them.

How Many Dispensaries are in New Britain?

There are no cannabis dispensaries in New Britain.

Can Dispensaries in New Britain Take Credit Cards?

The federal ban on marijuana does not allow cannabis dispensaries in Connecticut, including those near New Britain, to accept credit card payments.

How Many Dispensaries Can You Visit in One Day in New Britain?

No Connecticut-licensed cannabis dispensary operates in New Britain.

Do Dispensaries in New Britain Take Health Insurance?

There are no marijuana dispensaries in New Britain. However, no licensed cannabis dispensary in Connecticut takes health insurance for cannabis purchases.

Do Dispensaries in New Britain Track How Much Weed You Buy?

While no cannabis dispensary operates in New Britain yet, Connecticut requires licensed marijuana dispensaries to track marijuana purchases using the Cannabis Analytic Tracking System.

Can You Enter a Dispensary in New Britain at Age 18?

There are no licensed dispensaries in New Britain. However, registered marijuana patients aged 18 in the city can enter licensed medical cannabis dispensaries in other Connecticut cities.

Where Can I Find New Britain Cannabis Regulator’s Contact Information?

The Department of Cannabis Control oversees marijuana activities in New Britain and has its contact information on its website.

How Do I Report Illegal Cannabis Activities in New Britain?

The New Britain cannabis regulatory agency, DCP, accepts reports of illegal cannabis activities within the city's borders on (860) 713-6100. Similarly, the New Britain Police Department encourages residents to report incidents of illicit cannabis activities by calling (860) 826-3199 or in person at:

The New Britain Police Department

10 Chestnut Street

New Britain, CT 06051