Half of members on panel considering medical marijuana regulations voted against legislation

Of the 14-members on the legislative panel set to vote Tuesday on Connecticut’s medical marijuana regulations, seven members voted against the bill legalizing marijuana’s use.

So will these legislators who voted against the bill be able to put aside their opposition and approve the regulations to avoid a stalemate?

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hopes so, and said his staff has been in contact with several members on the Regulation Review Committee.

“I am hopeful that members of the committee understand that this is not the passing of the legislation which they may oppose. It’s passing regulations to allow those laws that were properly adopted in the House and in the Senate to be implemented. There’s a time to argue about legislation, that’s not in the regulation process,” the democratic governor told reporters at the state Capitol Friday.

Here’s a rundown of how the members voted in 2012 on the medical marijuana bill

Rep. Vincent Candelora (R- North Brandford) — No

Rep. Daniel Fox (D-Stamford)  — No

Rep. Robert Megna (D-New Haven) — Yes

Rep. Arthur O’Neill (R-Southbury) — No

Rep. Selim Noujaim (R-Waterbury) — No

Rep. Terrie Wood (R-Darien) — Yes

Rep. Elissa Wright (D-Groton) — Yes

Sen. Andres Ayala (D-Bridgeport)– Yes

Sen. Clark Chapin (R-New Milford) — Yes

Sen. Paul Doyle (D-Wethersfield)– No

Sen. Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) — Yes

Sen. Leonard Fasano (R-North Haven) — No

Sen. Robert Kane (R- Watertown)– No

Rep. Angel Arce (D-Hartford) — First year in office in 2013, before the vote