Connecticut Gov Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill, In Effect Starting Today

By: Friday July 1, 2011 9:03 am

As of today, minor possession of marijuana in the state of Connecticut has been decriminalized. Yesterday Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law SB 1014, which went in effect today. The new law reduces the penalty for possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor to only a non-criminal infraction. [...]

Connecticut Voters Overwhelmingly Support Move to Decriminalize Marijuana

By: Wednesday June 15, 2011 9:06 am

If you are a smart politician you figure out where the public is headed and then get in front and call it a parade. The new polling from Quinnipac shows that voters are in favor of decriminalizing marijuana. Too bad most politicians are not smart enough to get on the parade route.

Connecticut: Marijuana Decriminalization Heads to Governors Desk

By: Wednesday June 8, 2011 7:48 am

Yesterday evening in Connecticut SB 1014, a bill that would decriminalize minor possession of marijuana, it was approved by Connecticut House of Representatives with a vote of 90 to 57.

Connecticut Takes Major Step Towards Decriminalizing Marijuana

By: Monday June 6, 2011 9:58 am

In an extremely close vote, the Connecticut state Senate passed SB 1014 which would decriminalize possession of less than an half ounce of marijuana. According to state’s Office of Fiscal Analysis the bill would result $885,000 in yearly savings for the state and the fines would bring in roughly $618,750 in new revenue for the state’s general fund. In addition it will allow the state and local governments to reallocate millions law enforcement resource towards more serious crime.

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