New London Day: Done right, legal marijuana makes sense

The legislature should form a special commission to make recommendations as to how marijuana could best be regulated and taxed for sale to adults aged 21 and older. The panel should be mandated to return its recommendations to the legislature in a subsequent session, at which time we would urge lawmakers to legalize the sale of the drug for recreational use.

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Hartford City Councilor: Legal marijuana is coming to New England, Connecticut should benefit

Last week, House and Senate Democrats announced a budget proposal that, among other things, would tax and regulate marijuana. As a Hartford City Councilor, this was welcome news. Back in March, I submitted a resolution to support marijuana legalization as a way to generate revenue for our struggling cities that would not increase tax rates.

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Ex-NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson is taking his marijuana crusade from Oregon to Connecticut

A self-described “longtime consumer” of marijuana, former NBA All-Star Clifford Robinson has long been an advocate for legalized weed in Oregon, even selling the substance under the name “Uncle Spliffy” (a take on his hoop nickname Uncle Cliffy) and now he’s taking that fight to Connecticut.

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Norwich Bulletin: Legalizing marijuana makes sense now more than ever

Hartford Democrats’ latest iteration of a spending plan for the coming biennium — one that accounts for recently discovered revenue drops spawning barrels of red ink — will create a lot of pain in a lot of as-yet-unspecified places. But if the plan holds, one constituent group — those who support the legalization and retail sale of marijuana for recreational use — will have prevailed.

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Democrats will push legalizing pot as part of budget fix

Senate and House Democrats will recommend the legalization, licensing and taxation of marijuana sales in Connecticut to help balance the next state budget, sources close to the caucus told The Mirror.

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Marijuana’s financial allure becoming hard to resist

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Will ‘high times’ be coming to Connecticut as part of the budget crisis solution?

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Legal Marijuana Could Be Revived, Lawmaker Says

At least for now, recreational marijuana seems to have been snuffed out in Connecticut's legislature, and the campaign to legalize pot is facing a variety of delays and potential roadblocks in other New England states.

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Speaker predicts legalized pot will come up in budget talks

Bills legalizing recreational use of marijuana didn’t clear any legislative committees this session, but that doesn’t mean the issue is entirely dead.

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Disagreement Over Marijuana Danger As Hearing Opens

A legislative hearing on marijuana legalization began Wednesday with sharp disagreement over the risks of recreational pot.

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State lawmakers hear more testimony on whether to legalize marijuana in CT

More testimony was heard Wednesday at the State Capitol over the issue of whether Connecticut should legalize marijuana.

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