Nine states are now regulating marijuana like alcohol, but all of those measures were enacted by ballot initiative, where the public votes on a single proposal. Since Connecticut’s Constitution does not allow for ballot initiatives, we are working to become the first state where the legislature passes a bill to regulate marijuana.

On March 14, 2019, legislative leaders unveiled their plans to pass companion bills to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for use by adults 21 and older.

Here is a summary of the marijuana regulation bill, HB 7371, which has already passed the General Law Committee.

Here is a summary of the marijuana legalization bill, SB 1085, and other bills introduced in the Judiciary Committee.

A bill to tax marijuana has not yet been introduced in the Finance Committee.