Connecticut Governor Says Cannabis Legalization Is a Priority for New Legislative Session
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Connecticut Governor Says Cannabis Legalization Is a Priority for New Legislative Session

Gov. Ned Lamont renewed his push for adult-use legalization during his State of the State address Jan. 6.

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January 7, 2021

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont renewed his push for adult-use legalization during his State of the State address Jan. 6, announcing that it is a priority for the new legislative session, according to a Patch.com report.

Connecticut’s 2021 legislative session opened Jan. 6, and Lamont, a Democrat, kicks off the session with increased majorities in the House and Senate, which could increase his chances of passing an adult-use legalization bill, Patch.com reported.

Lamont outlined legalization as a priority in his 2020 State of the State address, as well, and worked alongside the chairmen of key legislative committees last year to draft comprehensive legislation that would have legalized cannabis for adults 21 and older and supported social and criminal justice reform efforts.

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While much of the 2020 legislative session was derailed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 session will be conducted both in-person and virtually, according to Patch.com.