ABC News reports:
Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday signed a bill making Connecticut the 19th state to legalize recreational use of marijuana, which remains an illegal drug under federal law.
People age 21 and older will be allowed to possess and consume marijuana beginning on July 1 under the new law, which also lays the groundwork for a new cannabis industry in the state and attempts to address racial inequities stemming from the nation’s war on drugs.
The law allows individuals age 21 and older to possess or consume up to 1.5 ounces (42.5 grams) of “cannabis plant material” and up to 5 ounces (141.7 grams) in a locked container in a home or in the trunk or locked glove box in the person’s vehicle.
Read the full article. Retail sales begin next year.
Gov. Ned Lamont (D-CT) signs bill making Connecticut the 19th state to legalize adult use cannabis, with sales aimed for 2022. pic.twitter.com/Uf1yQ9eYil
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