Malloy Administration On Legalizing Marijuana for Recreational Use: Not Here

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Pot activists were buoyed last month after voters in Colorado and Washington state approved ballot measures removing criminal penalties for adults who possess marijuana for recreational use. Some predicted it was the beginning of the end of marijuana prohibition nationwide, despite the fact that cannabis remains illegal under federal law.

\"\"But Connecticut\’s laws on marijuana possession are unlikely to change in the near the future. In the past two years, state lawmakers approved one bill that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of pot and another that  permits the medical use of marijuana.

\”We have already taken steps to ensure that our state has a common sense policy toward marijuana,\” said Andrew Doba, a spokesman for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy \”We have no intention of pursuing additional legislation on this issue.\”



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3 thoughts on “Malloy Administration On Legalizing Marijuana for Recreational Use: Not Here

  1. Ken Krayeske

    Headline news: Malloy Administration Shows Stupidity Again.

    Malloy cuts $170 million from state budget, but ignores possible revenue sources from marijuana legalization. Maybe he didn’t get the memo from B’Port’s Bill Finch about positive financial impacts.

    Being first on the East Coast matters for tourism dollars and industry that will spring up. Legalization is not a matter of if, but when. Whose going to bet that some New England state this upcoming legislative session legalizes? I’ll place my wager on Vermont.

    Earth to Malloy: Wake up and smell the weed, brother.

    1. pfroehlich2004

      @Ken Krayeske:

      I expect legalization bills to be proposed in all other New England states this session. However, I don’t think any will pass yet.

      My bet? Maine passes legalization by ballot initiative in 2014, with the rest of New England following over the next four years.

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