Recreational Marijuana

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New York and Connecticut rank among the worst in the country for COVID-19 infections. New York legalizes recreational marijuana for adults, Biden’s plans for offshore wind could be a help to Connecticut, and lawmakers approve Suffolk’s plan for police reform.

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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont says he is still pushing for the legalization of adult recreational marijuana use. He says he’d like lawmakers to take up the bill next year.

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Members of two legislative committees in Connecticut heard testimony from supporters and opponents of the legalization of recreational marijuana on Friday.

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Legalizing recreational marijuana may be out of New York’s budget proposal and some say it’s Long Island’s fault. In Connecticut, sports betting, new casinos and tolls move ahead in the legislature. We’ll talk about these and other top stories this week on The Full Story. Our Guests:

  • Karen DeWitt - WSHU’s Albany Capitol Correspondent
  • Michael Gormley - Newsday Albany Reporter
  • Ebong Udoma - WSHU’s Senior Political Reporter
  • Ken Dixon - Hearst CT Media State Capitol Reporter and Columnist
  • Keith Phaneuf - CT Mirror Economic Reporter

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The chance to include the legalization of adult recreational marijuana in the state budget is fading, now that Governor Andrew Cuomo seems to be backing away from the proposal.