Governor Lamont congratulates Connecticut Senate on passing legislation legalizing adult cannabis use
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont commends the Connecticut State Senate for voting to approve legislation drafted with the support and input of his administration that will legalize recreational and adult use of cannabis, including its sale and safe regulation.
The legislation, Senate Bill 1118, must then be approved by the Connecticut House of Representatives before it can be transferred to Governor Lamont’s office and proclaimed into law.
“I applaud the bipartisan passage by the Senate of the bill to legalize the use of cannabis by adults” Governor Lamont said. âThe war on cannabis, which was basically a war against people in black and brown communities, not only caused increased injustices and disparities in our state, it did little to protect the public health and safety. This is why I introduced a bill and worked hard with our partners in the legislature to create a comprehensive framework for a securely regulated market that prioritizes public health, public safety, justice. social and equity. It will help eliminate the dangerous and unregulated market and support a new and growing sector of our economy, which will create jobs and growth. This measure is comprehensive, protects our children and the most vulnerable in our communities, and will be seen as a national model for regulating the cannabis market for adults. I look forward to the Connecticut House of Representatives getting this bill passed and sending it to my office. “