Marijuana Legalization Is on the Doorstep in Connecticut—But Are Lawyers Ready?

With four weeks left in the legislative session, it appears the legalization of marijuana could be on the horizon. But some cannabis experts are asking whether Connecticut attorneys will be up for the challenge.

With the legalization of recreational marijuana a strong possibility before the legislative session ends June 9 in Hartford, the question some cannabis experts are asking is this: Will there be enough Connecticut attorneys with an expertise to help potential clients navigate the new landscape?

Observers say they believe passage is imminent this legislative session—as opposed to other years—because of support from Gov. Ned Lamont, who has presented a detailed implementation plan. The bill also cleared a major hurdle, after gaining approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee. The previous governor, Dannel Malloy, opposed legalizing recreational marijuana.

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