Connecticut Judiciary Committee Approves Cannabis Legalization Bills
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Connecticut Judiciary Committee Approves Cannabis Legalization Bills

The 21-19 vote in favor of the general legalization bill came after a spirited, hour-long debate.

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April 9, 2019

HARTFORD, CT — The Judiciary Committee approved three bills Monday that would legalize possession of cannabis for adults 21 and older and expunge prior drug convictions.

The 21-19 vote in favor of the general legalization bill came after a spirited, hour-long debate. At least three Democrats joined Republicans in opposing the bill, which now heads to the Senate.

The Judiciary Committee vote on three cannabis bills Monday comes a week after the General Law Committee narrowly approved a separate bill that establishes a regulatory framework for production and sale.

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