The governor of Connecticut says he thinks the odds of his marijuana legalization bill passing this session are 60-40—and he’s not ruling out signing the legislation even if it’s amended to allow for home cultivation. Gov. Ned Lamont (D) was asked about the prospects of his proposal advancing during an interview with WPLR on Monday. He said that while the issue has proven “surprisingly controversial” in the legislature—in part because lawmakers get “a little shaky” when they receive messages from opponents—” I think it’s going to pass.” We really give a lot of moms and dads comfort that it really leads again with public health,” the governor said of his cannabis measure, which he included as part of his budget last month. “We regulate how it’s distributed. We regulate what goes into it. We regulate the potency [and] make sure poisons can’t get into it. I think people feel more comfortable with our bill.”

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 03/08/2021 11:55:00

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