CT: Senate approves recreational marijuana bill

Source: Hartford Courant

“After five years of discussion, the state Senate made history early Tuesday by approving a bill that would regulate and tax marijuana for adults 21 and older. House Speaker Matt Ritter said he expects the House of Representatives to take up the measure before the legislature adjourns at midnight on Wednesday. ‘We do expect it to pass,’ Ritter said. The Senate vote marks the first time either chamber of the Connecticut legislature has taken up the legalization of cannabis …. The legislation is ’88 years overdue,’ Senate President Pro Tem Martin Lonney said. ‘The problem with prohibition, whether it be alcohol, tobacco or marijuana in this case, is that it tries to impose by law something that is against the inherent feelings of a large segment of society.'” (06/08/21)