Connecticut democrats announce support for marijuana legalization

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After last week's announcement that the New York Democratic Party supports marijuana legalization, it appears more state parties are joining the cannabis legalization bandwagon, writes Joseph Misulonas.

The Connecticut Democratic Party approved a new part of their platform to include marijuana legalization. The new platform also calls on the state to release prisoners who were incarcerated for non-violent cannabis convictions. 

The new platform reads the following in regards to marijuana, “The time for legalization of Marijuana has come. Doing so will raise revenue, which can be used to benefit those suffering from the disease of addiction to prescription pain medications and other opioids.”

Current Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy was in attendance when the new platform was approved. Malloy has opposed legalizing recreational marijuana while in office. However, he decided not to run for re-election this year, which opens the door to a more cannabis friendly governor next year. While Connecticut has not held its primary yet, the candidate endorsed by the Democratic Party, Ned Lamont, says he approves of legalizing recreational marijuana.

So it looks like we can add Connecticut to our watchlist of states that could legalize marijuana depending on how this November's elections turn out.

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