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State lawmakers debate bill that would legalize recreational marijuana

“We can no longer stick our heads in the sand,” Gov. Ned Lamont said in written testimony on Monday. “Cannabis currently, and will be increasingly, available to residents of Connecticut. While I do not believe that cannabis is a riskless drug, I do believe our state is better off developing a well-regulated market for cannabis.”

Conn. state Democrats plan to push for marijuana legalization again

Advocates have projected that Connecticut could make $70 million in the first year of legalization and approximately $160 million in each following year.

Legalization of recreational marijuana makes legislative progress

A bill that establishes 1.5 ounces as the amount of marijuana that can be legally possessed for recreational use passed mostly along party lines.

Bill legalizing recreational weed passes CT state commission

The legislature’s Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on the legislation on Thursday.

Connecticut lawmakers say they’re getting closer to legalizing recreational marijuana

Developing a consistently reliable DUI test for marijuana users is a key consideration, according to area lawmakers.

Cuomo to push recreational marijuana legalization for New York in 2019

“Let’s legalize adult use of recreation marijuana once and for all,” Cuomo said. The move could bring hundreds of millions in tax revenues annually, by state estimates.

Speaker Aresimowicz: Expect vote on tolls, not on pot or casinos

While he expects a House vote on tolls to take place before the legislative session ends on May 9, Aresimowicz did not guarantee passage of the bill.

Legalizing recreational marijuana still a tough call for Connecticut

As has been the case for years, the debate over legalization essentially boils down to two standpoints: “It’s an idea whose time has come” vs. “Why do you think they call it ‘dope’?”