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.”