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Democratic Representatives Announce Plan to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

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    Democrats Lay Out Plans to Legalize Marijuana

    Democrats in the General Assembly laid out ideas they think will work for a bill to legalize the use of recreational marijuana in Connecticut.

    (Published Thursday, March 14, 2019)

    Some Democratic lawmakers in the Connecticut House of Representatives announced a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. 

    In February, Senate Democrats unveiled legislation to allow adults 21 or older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana. The bill would also allow individuals to possess a limited number of marijuana plants.  

    They have said they predicted a tax on marijuana would generate up to $70 million in the first year and potentially more than $150 million annually afterward. 

    Democrats previously said they also want to expunge certain criminal records for marijuana-related offenses. 

    Republican Rep. Vincent Candelora, a Republican from North Branford who opposes legalization, questioned the connection between the two issues. 

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