The House could vote on the budget today. A key senator is pushing for a Senate vote on legalizing marijuana.
Senate Dems say election year shouldn’t stymie pot debate
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.
Leaders offer blueprint for legal pot sales in Connecticut
Top lawmakers outlined a marijuana legalization blueprint Thursday that includes erasure of certain criminal records, a tax of roughly 20 percent, and “equity” incentives for communities where large numbers of pot-related arrests have occurred.
Pot legalization is latest issue debated, then tabled
The House of Representatives debated the legalization of recreational marijuana use for 90 minutes late Tuesday afternoon, only to table it afterward.