Connecticut Is Legalizing Marijuana, the Fourth State to Do So this Year

by | Jun 17, 2021


On Thursday, the Connecticut legislature approved a bill to legalize marijuana in the state. With Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont having said, upon the legislature approving the bill, that he will sign the bill into law, Connecticut appears set to be the fourth state to legalize marijuana this year. Legalization legislation was signed earlier this year by governors of New York, New Mexico, and Virginia.

There is strong marijuana legalization momentum in the states, and legalization has much public support. Meanwhile, at the United States Capitol, progress toward marijuana legalization at the national level appears to have stopped because Democratic leaders have chosen as their legalization vehicle the MORE Act, a bill that is written such that it seems to ensure that necessary Republican support is unattainable.


  • Adam Dick

    Adam worked from 2003 through 2013 as a legislative aide for Rep. Ron Paul. Previously, he was a member of the Wisconsin State Board of Elections, a co-manager of Ed Thompson's 2002 Wisconsin governor campaign, and a lawyer in New York and Connecticut.

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