Marijuana legalization debate continues at State Capitol

Marijuana plant (file)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The debate over legalizing marijuana is heating up at the State Capitol.

State Representative Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford) and a group of anti-pot legalization advocates held a news conference on Thursday morning.

They argued that legalizing marijuana would not bring in the revenues to the state that some are promising.

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They also say it would lead to an increase in traffic accidents and young users.

“As we all know, there is a lot of money involved with marijuana, but when we talk about the science and the health risks, people start to back off,” Rep. Candelora said.

Legalization supporters tell News 8 that if the law is changed, it would still be illegal for teens to smoke and for anyone to smoke and drive while high.

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