Legalizing marijuana. It’s already been done in Massachusetts and could soon be the case in New York. Gov. Ned Lamont appears in favor of doing the same here in Connecticut. During his State of the State Address to the General Assembly Wednesday, he suggested Connecticut become unified with bordering states. Supporters agree.
A push to legalize commercial marijuana sales in Vermont took another step forward on Wednesday, with the House Ways and Means Committee voting to advance a bill to license and tax cannabis businesses.
Rhode Island’s governor is pitching an unconventional recreational marijuana legalization plan centered on state-owned stores operated by private contractors, which would offer modest business opportunities for cannabis entrepreneurs.
A growing number of states have legalized or decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. But the drug remains illegal in other states and under federal law – and police officers in the United States still make more arrests for marijuana offenses than for any other drug.