(1) Permit the retail sale of marijuana;
(2) provide that revenue generated from taxation on such sale go to the General Fund, except that some shall go to
(A) drug awareness education and efforts to curb abuse of opiates, alcohol and other harmful substances,
(B) ensure the marijuana is tested for illicit substances and potency, and
(C) study the impact of marijuana legalization and consumption;
(3) require the Department of Consumer Protection to provide oversight and regulations, unless there is a specific provision for another agency to adopt certain regulations;
(4) require all marijuana of a certain potency be labeled as such and that such marijuana be packaged in a child-safe manner;
(5) provide that medical marijuana dispensaries have initial access to recreational licensing;
(6) require roadside testing for impaired drivers and that driving under the influence laws apply when marijuana has been consumed in the previous two hours;
(7) provide for separate statutory schemes for medical and recreational use of marijuana;
(8) ensure current legal status concerning growth for personal use;
(9) ensure that medical marijuana not be subject to a retail sales tax;
(10) require that consumers transport marijuana in a sealed container; and
(11) ban public consumption of marijuana.
If HB5236 is successful, Connecticut would be the first state to legalize recreational marijuana through the state legislature rather than the ballot initiative process.
BH5236 Legiscan Link https://legiscan.com/CT/bill/HB05236/2016