The Connecticut House of Representatives has voted to legalize the medical use of marijuana for adults.
The state House of Representatives has voted to legalize the medical use of marijuana for adults, creating a system that advocates say provides more protections than similar programs in other states.
The House passed the bill, 96-51, after a seven-hour debate, sending it to the Senate. Gov. Dannel Malloy has said he supports the concept.
Rep. Penny Bacchiochi, a lead proponent, said this bill is better than those offered over the past decade because it sets up a system for growing and dispensing marijuana.
But some lawmakers voiced concern that growers and dispensers could face federal prosecution. U.S. Attorney David Fein said they could be at risk.