Lamont wants recreational marijuana to be for sale in Connecticut in 2022; revenue would assist distressed cities and towns. Homegrown would not be legal. – Hartford Courant

“Our bill truly looks at a thorough accounting of the damage done by the war on drugs, which I like to refer to as the war on black and brown people,” said Rep. Robyn Porter, D-New Haven, who co-chairs of the legislature’s labor committee. “It’s not just about revenues, which in Black and brown communities, we’re calling ‘reparations’ … but it is also about making sure that as we legalize recreational cannabis, we are not creating loopholes for further criminalization.”

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