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Marijuana Legalization: A Near Reality in Connecticut

Eight of the last ten years, the use of medical marijuana has been brought to Connecticut’s legislature’s attention but has only cleared the House of Representatives twice. One of these times being in 2004 and another in 2007. However, the fight for marijuana legalization in Connecticut has now taken a...

Connecticut Marijuana Scientist Develops Pot DNA Database

A forensic scientist from the University of New Haven is working to set up database of marijuana DNA which will allow the precise tracking of any Connecticut marijuana to its point of origin. In addition to the database, professor Heather Coyle has also invented a new collection method for marijuana...

Connecticut Continues Marijuana Prosecutions

Today, possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana results in a simple $150 fine for Connecticut residents. However, prosecutors are working hard to put Nicholas Menditto behind bars for getting busted with less than a gram of pot. Although the previous law, that punished small possession with up a...

Connecticut Marijuana Is Decriminalized

Mere days after squeaking by in the State Senate thanks to a tie breaking vote by Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, the Connecticut House has just passed marijuana decriminalization with a 90 to 57 vote. The Governor’s signature is at this point a certainty as well. The bill downgrades possession of small amounts...

Marijuana Decriminalization Passes Connecticut Senate

This past weekend the Connecticut Senate voted to decriminalize the possession of up to half an ounce of marijuana. The bill was backed by Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy replaces current the current punishment, up to a year in prison and a $1000 fine, with a simple $150 ticket. While the measure squeaked...