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Nearly a dozen Black and Latino faith leaders have called on Connecticut lawmakers and Governor Ned Lamont this week to oppose the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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Farmers in New York that hope to grow recreational marijuana might be out of luck this planting season. The state might not authorize the planting of that kind of cannabis for another year or more.

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Opponents of legalizing marijuana in New York made a last minute pitch to derail an agreement reached between Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature to allow the sale of the drug to adults for recreational purposes.

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New York is moving closer to legalizing marijuana for adult, recreational use. State lawmakers think they might be able to strike a deal on the issue in 2021 but questions still remain on what exactly that will look like.

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Advocates say 2021 will be the year Connecticut finally approves the legal recreational use of marijuana by adults. State lawmakers had argued legalization would go against federal law. But a landmark vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances gives advocates a boost.