Politician Info

Ned Lamont signed legislation legalizing adult use cannabis in June of 2021. 

Holds office Governor

Position on Marijuana Legalization
Supports legalizing, taxing, and regulating Link


“Especially as Connecticut employers seek to fill hundreds of thousands of job openings, an old conviction for low-level cannabis possession should not hold someone back from pursuing their career, housing, professional, and educational aspirations.” 12/6/2022

“For decades, the war on cannabis caused injustices and created disparities while doing little to protect public health and safety... This measure is comprehensive, protects our children and the most vulnerable in our communities, and will be viewed as a national model for regulating adult-use cannabis. By signing this into law today, we are helping our state move beyond this terrible period of incarceration and injustice.” 6/22/2021

"I think I would only consider it [adult-use marijuana legalization] if we were doing it in conjunction with other states. If Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania -- if we bring in Massachusetts and coordinate our policies there, rather than being an outlier -- I think it’s something I would push.'' (Link)

“It’s just a hodgepodge right now. .... Whatever we do, let’s do it on a regional basis. Let’s regulate it and standardize it.” (Link)

The Governor “remains committed to working with neighboring governors and members of the legislature to develop the best approach.” (Link)

Governor Lamont acknowledged in November, shortly after becoming elected Governor, that legalizing the adult use marijuana market was going to be among his administration's legislative priorities in 2019. (11/19/18) (Link)

During his election campaign, he acknowledged, “The time has come for Connecticut to responsibly legalize marijuana.” (8/28/18) (Link)


Contact Ned Lamont

Email: info@nedlamont.com

Web: https://portal.ct.gov/governor

Phone: 860-566-4840


State Capitol 210 Capitol Avenue

Hartford, CT 06106

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