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Connecticut lawmakers mull pot legalization once again

Vincent Candelora of North Branford opposes legalization and hopes “revenue pressures don’t force a bad decision” by lawmakers hoping to balance Connecticut’s budget. Seattle not amused by green-pigs stunt by real-estate company Everett teen ...

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HARTFORD, Conn(AP) — Some state lawmakers want to know how recreational marijuana might be regulated if Connecticut decides to someday legalize the drug. The General Assembly’s General Law Committee voted Thursday to raise the concept, the first step toward possible legislation. Democratic RepMichael D’Agostino of Hamden says it’s unclear whether the General Assembly might legalize the recreational use of marijuana but agreed it makes sense for legislators to learn more about what a regulatory system would entail. But Republican RepVincent Candelora of North Branford opposes legalization and hopes “revenue pressures don’t force a bad decision” by lawmakers hoping to balance Connecticut’s budget. Most Read StoriesMan who accused Ed Murray of sexual abuse found dead in Auburn motel  WATCHAfter 911 calls and a lockdown at Highline College, police find 'zero evidence' of a shooting  VIEWWith work permits in limbo, spouses of H-1B visa holders worry they’ll lose jobsSnow in Seattle? Freezing temperatures? 'Be ready for it'King County Republican chair criticized after telling gun-control advocate 'Do not ever contact me again'Sale! Save up to 90% on subscriptions!Democratic GovDannel PMalloy says he still personally opposes legalized recreational pot, but will “cross that bridge when I come to it” if a bill reaches his desk. The Associated Press Next StoryIndiana lawmakers weigh ‘opt-in’ requirement for sex ed Previous StoryBolivia is shaken by 2 explosions that kill 12 people // PROD-1622 Outbrain AB Test // Have to disable outbrain from running at this point based on optimizely test booleans (function() { if ( SEATIMESCO.hasOwnProperty('outbrain') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.hasOwnProperty('enabled') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.enabled === false ) { var outbrain = null; outbrain = document.querySelector('.OUTBRAIN[data-widget-id="AR_6"]'); if (outbrain !== null ) { outbrain.parentNode.removeChild(outbrain); } } })(); Contact Newsroom staff list FAQ Contact form About the company Seattle Restaurant Week Newspapers in Education Fund for the Needy Employment Historical Archives Pulitzers Company information Permissions Seattle Times Store Advertise Classifieds Autos Homes Obituary Jobs Media Kit Advertise with Us Subscriber Services Subscribe Activate Account Manage Subscription Place Temporary Hold Report Delivery Issue Make a Payment Print Replica Today’s Front Page Facebook Twitter RSS Feeds Newsletters Mobile Apps Subscribe

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