Politician Info
B+ Ned Lamont (D - CT) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Despite promising to make adult-use marijuana legalization one of his administration’s top 2019 priorities, lawmakers failed to advance legislation to the Governor’s desk. Recently, he has met with the Governors of neighboring states to discuss the possibility of taking a regional approach to the issue in 2020. (Link)

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

Comments

"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)

 

Address

State Capitol 210 Capitol Avenue

Hartford, CT 06106

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