Legalizing Cannabis in Connecticut Passes Crucial Committee
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Legalizing Cannabis in Connecticut Passes Crucial Committee

Legalizing recreational cannabis use is a significant priority of Gov. Ned Lamont.

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May 2, 2019

HARTFORD — The final piece of marijuana legalization legislation passed a key legislative committee Wednesday, along with two alternative toll proposals.

Legalizing recreational cannabis use and implementing electronic tolling on highways are significant priorities of Gov. Ned Lamont, but face uncertain futures in the General Assembly.

The Finance Committee approved a bill setting a $35 per ounce levy on cannabis flowers and $13.50 per ounce on the rest of the plant. It also includes a 6.35 percent states sales tax and 3 percent local sales tax, which will go to the towns that host dispensaries, and under an amendment offered to the committee, behavioral and mental-health programs.

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