Marijuana Legalization

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Under the new marijuana laws in Connecticut and New York, people with certain cannabis convictions will have their records automatically expunged. And that could dramatically transform their lives. A criminal record can make it hard to get a job, find housing, and even get an education. This week on The Full Story, we’ll take a closer look at the expungement provision in the laws and the impact they will have on communities targeted by the war on drugs.

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The town of Newtown, Connecticut, banned the opening of legal cannabis businesses on the same day the state legalized recreational marijuana.

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As of Thursday, recreational marijuana is officially legal to possess and use in Connecticut.

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It was more than 10 years in the making. And now its moment has arrived. Pot will be legal in Connecticut. New York passed a similar bill earlier this year. So what does this dramatic change for our region mean? We’ll talk to lawmakers and advocates to find out what living with legal weed looks like.

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At least one town in Connecticut won’t join the rest of the state in allowing recreational marijuana stores.