The governor of Connecticut on Tuesday signed a bill to legalize marijuana—making it the 19th state to enact the reform. Gov. Ned Lamont (D) has been broadly supportive of ending prohibition, but the path to get the legalization bill to his desk was rocky. Just as lawmakers were preparing to give the bill final passage, he threatened a veto over language on equity licensing that had been added, prompting legislators to revise it. “It’s an important thing to do on a number of fronts. Number one, in terms of equity and social justice,” the governor said. “I think it is a model for the rest of the nation. We had a chance to learn from others,” Lamont said. “It’s been a long time coming.” Connecticut is the fourth state to legalize cannabis for adult use this year alone, following New York, Virginia, and New Mexico.

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 06/22/2021 12:22:00

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