Jurisdiction: Connecticut

Adult Use Legislation Filed in Connecticut

Yesterday, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont filed legislation that would establish an recreational (“adult use”) cannabis market in the State. The Governor’s proposal would create a licensing process for cultivators, retailers, micro-cultivators, product manufacturers, food and beverage manufacturers, product packagers, and delivery services.

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Could the Dominos Fall the Other Way in 2020? Governor Cuomo Seeks Cannabis Cooperation Amongst New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Earlier this year, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut failed to pass legislation for legalized recreational marijuana despite what appeared to be overwhelming support for such measures. As we discussed here, early optimism gave way to legislative frustration as representatives struggled to put together bills sufficient to garner enough votes.

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Connecticut Joins Other Northeast States in Failing to Pass Recreational Marijuana Legislation in 2019

We recently wrote about the failure of state legislatures in New York, New Jersey, and Vermont to pass recreational marijuana legislation this year, despite initial optimism. You can now add Connecticut to that list. But unlike those other states, where there is at least hope for legislation in upcoming sessions, proponents of legalization in Connecticut are anticipating a protracted fight.

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