Connecticut Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

HeadlineJun 24, 2021

Connecticut has become the 19th state to legalize recreational marijuana. Democratic Governor Ned Lamont signed the legislation Tuesday, which expunges thousands of convictions for possession and will prioritize granting retail licenses and directing revenues toward the communities of color that have been disproportionately targeted by the war on drugs. The ACLU found Black people in Connecticut were four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white people.

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