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The best-rated weed dispensaries in Connecticut for 2024

Published on September 21, 2023 · Last updated July 12, 2024
original Leafly collage featuring the text "Best dispensaries in Connecticut" and superimposed images of the Connecticut flag, a maple leaf and various cannabis products

Cannabis hasn’t been legal for long in Connecticut, but out of the 9 dispensaries available across the state, a few have already established impressive reputations since opening their doors in 2023. In a state where cannabis still feels brand new, these dispensaries are bucking the trend of growing pains and instead are creating a loyal customer base and community.

Whether you’re new to cannabis, or an experienced connoisseur looking for a new dispensary experience, Leafly did the math to find out what reviewers say are the very best dispensaries in Connecticut. Our newly updated Leafly List features the top dispensaries in Connecticut for 2024 based on dispensary reviews and ratings on Leafly.com.

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Highest-rated adult use and medical dispensaries in Connecticut

Locals in Connecticut value dispensaries that put an emphasis on customer education, comfortable environments, and friendly staff.


834 Broad Street, Meriden, CT — undefined

“Great Fast Service!!! First time here and will not be going anywhere else. Great atmosphere, really nice people.”

Budr Cannabis – Danbury

108 Federal Rd Danbury, Danbury, CT — recreational

“Wonderful service with insanely friendly and knowledgeable staff!!! I love this place!”

Budr Cannabis – West Hartford

1037 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT — recreational

“It was quick and super easy the staff is very friendly and super helpful.”

Zen Leaf Meriden (Med/Rec)

1371 E Main St, Meriden, CT — undefined

“First time ever visiting a dispensary and I have to say it was a great experience, friendly staff (Corey)and in and out on no time at all. Highly recommend. 🙂”

Zen Leaf – Newington

2903 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT — undefined

“I love their points award it adds up quickly. Usually never a long wait.”

The Botanist – Montville (Rec)

887 Norwich – New London Turnpike, Uncasville, CT — recreational

“I love the way we get greeted by our name they know all of us. They are very good at their job.”

Fine Fettle – Newington

2280 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT — medical

“Excellent dispensary for both medical and recreational. Very knowledgeable staff with many different options. Never disappointed!”

The Botanist – Montville (Med)

887 Norwich – New London Turnpike, Uncasville, CT — medical

“The staff is wonderful at the botanist in montville! The front staff is so knowledgeable and always willing to help! Shout out to Kaleigh and Addison for always having a welcoming smile! Thank you Jim the pharmacist for being so patient and answering all questions and easing my worries. Paula and Olga make me feel so comfortable. :)”

Connecticut marijuana laws

Selection criteria for Leafly List Connecticut

To calculate the highest-rated dispensaries in Connecticut, our Leafly List team uses a methodology based on quantitative and qualitative review data of dispensaries listed on Leafly in Connecticut. This list also uses quality indicators, like customer reorder rates and deals availability (in markets where discounts are legal). Our teams are dedicated to showcasing a wide variety of highly-rated medical and recreational dispensaries.

Remember, if you don’t see your favorite dispensary on the list, make sure you follow, rate, and review your favorite cannabis locations to let the world know where you find your favorite cannabis.

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Amelia Williams
Amelia Williams
New York-based freelance cannabis journalist Amelia Williams is a graduate of San Francisco State University's journalism program, and a former budtender. Williams has contributed to the San Francisco Chronicle's GreenState, MG Magazine, Culture Magazine, and Cannabis Now, Kirkus Reviews, and The Bold Italic.
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