CT adult-use cannabis measure clears committee hurdle; prospects unclear

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Legislation that could ultimately lead to legalized recreational marijuana in Connecticut has advanced.

The General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee voted 21-19 in favor of a bill that outlines how marijuana use and sales would be legalized for those 21 years and older.

But it remains unclear if there will ultimately be enough support for legalization this session.

All Republican committee members opposed Monday’s main legalization bill, several Democrats opposed it, and other Democrats voiced concern with the legislation.

Proponents expect the measure and several other cannabis bills moving through the General Assembly to eventually be included in one bill for the full Legislature to consider.

– Associated Press