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Connecticut legalizes marijuana, becoming 19th state to regulate adult use

Connecticut is scheduled to become the 19th state to legalize the adult use of cannabis, as the state Legislature passed a bill earlier this morning. Gov. Ned Lamont is widely expected to sign it into law as soon as today. Starting July 1, it’s legal to possess up to 1.5 ounces. Look for retail sales […]

Connecticut just legalized marijuana. Here’s what happens next

Congratulations, Connecticut! The state Legislature approved a sweeping 300-page cannabis legalization and regulation bill on June 17, 2021. With Gov. Ned Lamont’s signature, the bill will become law and take effect on July 1, 2021. The full text of the new law is available here. Here’s what happens next. Is recreational cannabis legal right now? […]

Sorry, Connecticut, no legalization for you…yet

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HARTFORD, CT — The state Legislature on Wednesday, the final day of the General Assembly’s regular legislative session, approved a two-year, $46.3 billion state budget but failed to pass an adult-use marijuana legalization bill. A special session to consider the marijuana legalization bill could happen within the next couple of weeks. While the General Assembly […]

These states could legalize cannabis next in 2021

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With the signature of Gov. Ralph Northam expected later this week, Virginia will become the 16th state to legalize cannabis for adult use—although legalization won’t actually take effect until 2024. Who’s likely to follow Virginia? There are a number of serious contenders. At least 12 state legislatures have recreational legalization measures on the table right […]