Governor Lamont set to sign recreational marijuana bill today – NBC Connecticut
After more than eight years of debate, Connecticut is poised to become the next state to legalize recreational marijuana.
The bill that Governor Ned Lamont plans to sign today legalizes recreational marijuana for anyone over the age of 21 as of Thursday, July 1.
Christine Stuart of NBC Connecticut discusses legal issues surrounding the legalization of recreational marijuana in Connecticut.
An adult can have up to an ounce and a half of marijuana on them and can have an additional five ounces in a secure home or vehicle.
The sale of recreational marijuana in Connecticut would begin in May 2022.
Lamont said he thinks the bill really emphasizes fairness and said he thinks lawmakers are right.
“People have been working on this for 10 years. It’s been a long time. I think we have a good bill that puts public health first,” Lamont said.
Senator Gary Winfield joins this week’s Face the Facts to discuss the legalization of recreational marijuana in Connecticut.
While opponents have failed to block the legislation, at least one city in Connecticut has found a way to limit its impact.
The Prospect Planning and Zoning Commission voted to ban any business that grows or sells marijuana for their city.
With Connecticut on the verge of legalizing recreational marijuana for adults, city officials in Prospect have approved its ban in their city.
“My personal fear is that one person could give it to someone younger under the age of 21 and I am very concerned that DWI is starting over,” said Prospect Mayor Robert Chatfield.