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Senate bill would help reverse War on Drugs damage

Between the onset of the War On Drugs in 1980 and research conducted in 2015, the number of individuals incarcerated for drug-related offenses increased from 40,900 to 469,545. Before the decriminalization of marijuana under Connecticut’s 2010 Gov. M. Jodi Rell, Connecticut arrested the highest number of individuals for marijuana possession in all of New England.