Connecticut Legislators Have Introduced the First Legal Marijuana Bill of 2019. Here's What It Would Do
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Connecticut Legislators Have Introduced the First Legal Marijuana Bill of 2019. Here's What It Would Do

The proposed bill dictates that sales would be limited to customers who are 21 and older and that medical marijuana dispensaries would be given the first licensees to sell recreational cannabis.

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January 22, 2019

More than 40 House Democrats have introduced Connecticut’s first marijuana legalization bill, laying out a plan for the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries to begin selling the drug to all customers.

Previous recreational marijuana bills have failed, but lawmakers have an increased sense of urgency this year with bigger Democratic margins in the General Assembly, a new governor who is supportive and legal sales across the border in Massachusetts.

The proposed bill dictates that sales would be limited to customers who are 21 and older and that medical marijuana dispensaries would be given the first licensees to sell recreational cannabis. The drug would be taxed, but the legislation does not include a specific tax rate.