Two Bills Raise Possibility Of Recreational Marijuana In Connecticut

CONNECTICUT:  Two bills proposed to the Connecticut legislature would legalize, regulate and tax recreational marijuana, bringing the state in line with similar efforts underway throughout New England.

Although the bills are short of details, their sponsors hope they will start a new conversation about marijuana, built from the state’s decriminalization of marijuana in 2011 and legalization of the drug for medical uses one year later.

House Deputy Majority Leader Rep. Juan Candelariaone of the sponsors, said Wednesday that regulating a recreational marijuana industry could drive existing users of the drug from other illegal activity as well as generate state tax income.

“We have done it for medicinal purposes, and we need to have a broader conversation about recreational uses,” Candelaria said in an interview.


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