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Connecticut Lawmakers Hold Hearing On Marijuana Bill

Ted S. Warren

Top administration officials promoted Governor Ned Lamont’s bill to legalize marijuana in Connecticut at a hearing with state lawmakers.

Jonathan Harris, senior advisor to Governor Lamont, told members of the Judiciary Committee that the bill calls for adults 21 and older to be allowed to possess small quantities of marijuana by July.   

“If you bought a product in Massachusetts and came here, as long as you were under the possession limits in this bill, an ounce and a half of cannabis, not more than five milligrams of concentrate, it would not be a crime anymore in the state of Connecticut.”

Harris says the administration wants lawmakers to deal with the regulation of the cultivation and sale of marijuana next year. The equity issues involved would also be considered in the 2021 session. 

Lamont has said that his goal is to try and get rid of the black market for pot in Connecticut.

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