Nine states are now regulating marijuana similarly to 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.

All three companion bills have now been approved by the policy committees to which they were assigned. However, the details will remain a work in progress until the bill is brought to a vote. Summaries of the bills are available here