Pounds, Hearst Connecticut Media’ /> Several Bills With Bipartisan Support That Sanction The Retail Sale And Cultivation Of Pot Are Currently Progressing Through The General Assembly .

THE STATES THAT LIKE <a href=colorado marijuana MARIJUANA MOST15. Connecticut Marijuana users score: 38 out of 100Cannabis-related Google search score: 28 out of 100Legal status score: 66 out of 100Publicly-expressed interest score: 34 out of 100Affordability score: 43 out of 100Source: Estately Photo: Brian A. Pounds, Hearst Connecticut Media’ /> Several bills with bipartisan support that sanction the retail sale and cultivation of pot are currently progressing through the General Assembly . The first bill drew dozens of supporters last week at a Public Health Committee hearing, many lauding the legislation as a way to regulate an illegal industry and potentially deliver millions of dollars for the state’s coffers. “Why should we continue to give business opportunities to violent criminals who don’t pay taxes and follow no regulations,” asked Democratic Rep. Robyn Porter at the hearing. Yet, despite the apparent growing enthusiasm and the fact Connecticut already legalized the medical use of marijuana, it’s questionable whether any of the recreational-use bills will ultimately survive this session. Some politicians, including Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy , contend Connecticut should first wait and see what happens to its neighbors to the north. In Massachusetts, it’s now legal to possess, use and grow small amounts of marijuana. However, the drug can’t be purchased legally yet because retail shops aren’t expected to open until mid-2018. “We have Massachusetts.

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