Updated: Pot legalization bill advances in Connecticut – News from southeastern Connecticut

HARTFORD (AP) — Additional legislation that could ultimately lead to legalized recreational marijuana in Connecticut advanced Monday, but it remains unclear if there’s ultimately enough support to pass a bill.

The General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee voted 21-19 in favor of a bill that outlines how marijuana use and sales would be legalized for those 21 years and older. The same panel, by much larger margins, approved bills concerning cannabis in the workplace and driving while under the influence of the drug.

Proponents expect those and several other bills moving through the General Assembly to eventually be included in one bill for the full Senate and House of Representatives to consider. Yet it’s questionable whether there will ultimately be enough support to pass marijuana legalization this year. Republicans on Monday appeared unified in their opposition, and a handful of Democrats also voted against the bill

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