Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he is reserving judgment on whether he will back efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Connecticut this year, but he does have some thoughts about those protesters who greeted him as he arrived at the Capitol this morning with a “legalize, don’t criticize” chant.

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“None of them look sick,” he joked, adding it’s a legislative issue and “I’ll watch it.”

Last year his administration did introduce a bill that would allow physicians to write prescriptions that would permit their patients to grow marijuana indoors. That bill was never raised in the Senate.

The legislature decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana last year.

The protesters are students from the University of Connecticut’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy group. UConn has knocked down the penalties for marijuana use on campus, aligning it with alcohol infractions.

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