The Connecticut state House will hold a vote to legalize adult recreational marijuana in a special session on Wednesday. The state Senate passed the bill for the second time in a week during a special session Tuesday night.
Connecticut Democrats and Republicans said they are pleased with the just-concluded General Assembly session. Democrats got most of their agenda through, while Republicans successfully blocked most new taxes that were proposed.
Connecticut lawmakers are likely to end their regular legislative session tonight with unfinished business. That would require them to return for a special session. This year it’s not the budget that has lawmakers running down the clock.
A bill to legalize marijuana in Connecticut won’t come up for a vote on the last day of the legislative session. Democratic leaders said they expected Republicans would filibuster the bill until the session ends at midnight.
Connecticut may be on the verge of legalizing recreational marijuana after years of debate. A bill has passed the state Senate — it’s now before the House of Representatives, and Governor Ned Lamont said he’ll sign it.