The governor of Connecticut said on Wednesday that if lawmakers fail to pass a marijuana legalization bill, he expects voters to decide on the issue via referendum. Gov. Ned Lamont (D) was asked about the status of cannabis reform in Connecticut at a press conference, and he noted that a bill to legalize marijuana for adult use that he’s backing cleared the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday after being amended by the panel. That said, as was made clear by lawmakers at that hearing, the governor said the legislation as it currently stands is not the final product. “I think there’s going to be a couple of more iterations on this,” Lamont said. Watch the governor talk about marijuana policy in Connecticut in the video below, starting around 42:50: Considering that cannabis is legal in Massachusetts and was recently legalized in New York, Lamont said, “it’s time for Connecticut to do this on a very regulated basis.

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 04/08/2021 11:05:00

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