Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers push to legalize adult-use marijuana

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Several House Democrats in Connecticut on Thursday unveiled draft legislation to legalize adult-use marijuana under a tightly-controlled framework, becoming the latest Eastern state to push for recreational legalization.

Businesses wouldn’t be able to get licenses to both cultivate and sell, according to New Haven TV station WTNH, and taxes would total roughly 20%.

The legislation also would aim to provide a better opportunity for minorities to enter the MJ industry by giving them initial access to cultivation and other types of business licenses, the Hartford Courant reported.

It’s unclear whether the measure has a chance of passing this year.

But Connecticut’s new governor, Democrat Ned Lamont, has voiced support of recreational marijuana, and legalization talk in general is sweeping the Northeast.

For more details about Connecticut’s bid to legalize adult use, click here.