The administration’s testimony took up the hearing’s first five hours. More than 130 people are signed up to speak.
Though Connecticut legislators tend to shy away from controversial issues during re-election years, Senate Democrats insisted Thursday that legalization of recreational marijuana use still could be enacted this year if bundled with social justice components.
A bill that would legalize recreational marijuana and erase the criminal records of people who have committed low-level drug offenses cleared a key committee on Monday.
Connecticut could take in as much as $160 million a year by legalizing pot, but if it beats neighboring states to the finish line it might be able to double that revenue.
Bo Huhn, the spokesman for the Connecticut chapter of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, speaks at a press conference Wednesday. The debate over whether Connecticut should legalize recreational marijuana got heated at the State Capitol Wednesday as advocates opposing legalization held a press conference that was repeatedly interrupted by heckling pot supporters. “I believe we really do […]
Connecticut could bring in $45.4 million to $104.6 million a year in revenue if the legislature legalizes marijuana in the same way Massachusetts or Colorado have, Connecticut’s nonpartisan fiscal experts say.