Fact Sheets

Summary of Connecticut's 2021 Legalization Bill, S.B. 1201 (PDF)
Short Summary of Connecticut's 2021 Legalization Bill, S.B. 1201 (PDF)
Revenue Projections for Connecticut’s S.B. 1201 — Equitable Cannabis Legalization (PDF)
Comparing CT's S.B. 1201 to Other State Legalization Laws (PDF)
Review of State Laws to Regulate Marijuana (PDF)
Marijuana Prohibition and Racial Justice (PDF)
Top 10 Reasons to End Marijuana Prohibition (PDF)
Gateway Theory Debunked (PDF)
Regulating Marijuana and Protecting Youth (PDF)
National Studies on Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana (PDF)
The Benefits of Taxing and Regulating Marijuana (PDF)
Connecticut Regulation Works (PDF)
Sources Cited By Legalization Opponents Lack Credibility (PDF)
Regulating Marijuana Improves Public Safety (PDF)

What We've Learned from Other States

Voters in 15 states — including Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, and Vermont — have enacted laws to replace marijuana prohibition with sensible regulation for adults 21 and older. We’ve had several years to see how regulating marijuana like alcohol is working. Colorado and Washington — which were the first two states to regulate marijuana, in 2012 — have generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and created tens of thousands of jobs. And, as a report from the Cato Institute noted, “The absence of significant adverse consequences [from these laws] is especially striking given the sometimes dire predictions made by legalization opponents.”

Colorado and Washington: Life After Legalization and Regulation (PDF)
Colorado Business Outlook (PDF)


Nearly two out of three Connecticut residents support legalizing marijuana for adults. A 2020 survey by GQR found that 65% of voters support legalization.

Connecticut voters aren't alone. A 2019 Gallup poll found that two out of three Americans support legalization. 

2020 GQR Poll (PDF)
2015 Quinnipiac University Poll (PDF)