NORML.ORG – Connecticut: Governor Backs Decriminalizing Marijuana

Hartford, CT: Newly elected Democrat Gov. Dan Malloy last week reaffirmed his support for legislation that seeks to reduce minor marijuana possession to a noncriminal offense. Malloy endorsed reducing adult marijuana possession penalties from a criminal misdemeanor ( punishable by one year in jail and a $1,000 fine) to an infraction, punishable by a nominal fine, no jail time, and no criminal record. Malloy advocated for the change as a way for the state to reallocate criminal justice resources and reduce taxpayer expenditures. Gov. Malloy also reaffirmed his support for legalizing the physician-authorized use of medical marijuana . State lawmakers passed medical cannabis legislation in 2007 only to have it vetoed by then-Gov. Jodi Rell, a Republican. For more information, please contact Connecticut NORML at: http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=3433#Connecticut .

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