The last decade has seen a number of changes in Connecticut cannabis law as the state moves to keep pace with the rapidly expanding marijuana landscape emerging in the U.S in the 21st century. While neighbouring states Massachusetts and Vermont have already legalized both recreational and medical cannabis, the state of Connecticut has been a little slower on the uptake.
In this article, we take a closer look at cannabis law in Connecticut with respect to usage, possession and cultivation.
Cannabis Law in Connecticut
Cannabis laws in Connecticut began to change in 2011 when Governor Dannel Malloy first signed legislation that would decriminalise cannabis possession in the state.
While full legality has yet to be achieved, the governor signalled the states intention to develop a fairer more legitimate cannabis market for Connecticut´s citizens.
“Let me make it clear—we are legalizing the use of marijuana. There is no question that the state’s criminal justice resources could be more effectively utilized for convicting, incarcerating and supervising violent and more serious offenders,” said Malloy.
However, despite plenty of discussion, Connecticut has yet to give the green light to a fully legalized and regulated market place.