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Capitol Avenue: Is 2021 The Year For Pot?

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Advocates — both encouraged by federal movement to decriminalize marijuana and states opting into the regulated market — say the possibility of Connecticut legalizing recreational marijuana in 2021 could be the economic driver the state has been looking for. 

UConn economist Fred Carstensen also seems to think so. His study found that the state’s economy would gain $600 million in the first five years of legal retail pot.

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.