Recreational Cannabis Bill Headed to Connecticut Governor

June 17, 2021, 5:43 PM

Connecticut lawmakers voted Thursday to legalize recreational marijuana, creating what the state expects to become a future $97 million a year revenue boost.

The Senate voted 16 to 11 to send the bill (S.B. 1201) to Gov. Ned Lamont (D). The House on Thursday passed the measure, which would automatically expunge years of criminal records, 76 to 62.

‘I look forward to signing the bill and moving beyond this terrible period of incarceration and injustice,” Lamont said.

The legislation would impose a 6.35% tax on retail sales of cannabis products, based on the amount of the chemical THC ...

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