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10 lawmakers push to legalize marijuana for recreational use

marijuanamoney488shutterstock_488_284_99HARTFORD, Conn. – Ten Democratic lawmakers, including two from New Haven, are hoping their colleagues will entertain a debate this year about legalizing marijuana for recreational use.

With other surrounding states like Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island considering legalization, Rep. Roland Lemar, D-New Haven, said he wants Connecticut to benefit from being the first state in the northeast to legalize it.

The state has made significant changes to its marijuana laws in recent years, establishing a medical marijuana program in 2012 and decriminalized small amounts of the substance in 2011.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

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