State lawmakers weighing marijuana legalization

Marijuana plant (file)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Members of the legislation and some municipal leaders say the legalization of marijuana would remove penalties for adult users, protect consumers with regulation, create jobs and produce strong tax returns for the state.

“This is a no-brainer, it’s time,” said Rep. Robyn Porter of New Haven. “Now is the time to legalize marijuana, recreational use of marijuana, and to make sure that we regulate it.”

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State lawmakers pushing for this acknowledge they are at least 17 votes shy of getting this approved and that it is not currently included in any budget proposal.

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