Posted on: August 24, 2021, 09:51h.
Last updated on: August 24, 2021, 09:59h.
Foxwoods Resort Casino could soon have a new amenity, allowing locals and guests to legally purchase and consume marijuana.
A budtender weighs out marijuana flowers at a cannabis dispensary. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, owner and operator of Foxwoods Resort Casino, is reportedly going to bring a dispensary near the gaming and entertainment destination. (Image: Unsplash)
Connecticut legalized medical marijuana in 2012. The state expanded cannabis use to recreational forms earlier this year when Gov. Ned Lamont (D) in June signed Senate Bill 1201.
Adults in Connecticut are now allowed to possess up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis while in public, and up to five ounces if securely contained at their home. Beginning July 1, 2023, Connecticut residents will also be permitted to grow as many as six cannabis plants indoors.
For now, residents must purchase their weed from a licensed dispensary. Such retail establishments aren’t expected to open until next year, but one such location is expected near Foxwoods. Connecticut is home to two large tribal casino resorts, Mohegan Sun being the other property.
According to Leafly, an online resource for cannabis, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is planning to open a marijuana dispensary less than a half-mile from its Foxwoods casino.
“The dispensary, which could open as early as the spring, will be located less than a half-mile from the casino resort — adding to the Mashantucket Pequots’ portfolio of nearby tourist attractions that include a golf course, movie theater, retail shopping mall, trio of spas, and dozens of restaurants,” revealed Leafly’s Chris Kudialis, a Las Vegas-based cannabis journalist.