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CT Lawmakers Hold Off Voting On Recreational Marijuana Bill

Instead lawmakers will hold a special legislative session

Connecticut lawmakers announced Wednesday that they will not be voting on the recreational marijuana bill and instead will hold a special legislative session.

Republicans threatened to filibuster the cannabis bill and run the clock down to the midnight deadline. House GOP Leader Vin Candelora says the plan is rushed and needs more time.

“There are Republicans that support legalization, so it’s not a partisan issue. But the bill has a lot problems in its drafting. It’s unprecedented, some of the fees that are put in there,” he says.

The bill legalizes cannabis for anyone 21 years old and over on July 1. Retail sales would start next May.Residents would also be able to start growing their own plants in 2023.

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