A bill to legalize marijuana has been recently approved by a Connecticut committee. As per the reports, the law states any adult aged 21 or above can acquire, and consume cannabis from any licensed retail store. Although a limit of 1.5 ounces of marijuana and five grams of concentrate has been set up by the assembly. Furthermore, cultivating Marijuana at home has also been put to a ban by the committee.
Under this bill, any previous convict of low-level possession can put forth the petition to the courts, and even the petition fee can be waived as well.
The judiciary committee has voted for a separate bill to create a penalty for cannabis consumption while driving and also for the employees who consume marijuana while at work.
Legislature’s General law committee has approved of a separate legalization bill. At the recent committee meet both the proposals will be considered.
According to the Hartford Courant, various other existing cannabis bills and petitions will be merged into a single application and will be presented to the House and Senate floors.
During the meeting, several members also raised issues about the effects of legalization on the young community, especially the consumption it might even turn to deliberate rule breaking. It is also being observed that immediate neighbor Massachusetts has already put cannabis to legal.
Several legalized supporters are supporting the decision of legislation and are also considering other offered recommendations for improvement. For instance one of the Marijuana policy projects wants to channelize the legislation decision by implementing it to all the previous existing conviction cases and approved decision for home cultivation.
Advocates are pushing forward for a provision for equity in the cannabis industry especially towards communities that are targeted by war.
Marijuana possession would also be prohibited if done from an unauthorized source this is another policy which got opposition from advocates.