Marijuana Legalization Bill Has ’60-40′ Odds Of Passing, Connecticut Governor Says, Adding He’s Open To Homegrow

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The governor of Connecticut says he thinks the odds of his marijuana legalization bill passing this session are 60-40—and he’s not ruling out signing the legislation even if it’s amended to allow for home cultivation. Gov. Ned Lamont (D) was asked about the prospects of his proposal advancing during an interview with WPLR on Monday. He said that while the issue has proven “surprisingly controversial” in the legislature—in part because lawmakers get “a little shaky” when they receive messages from opponents—”I think it’s going to pass.” “We really give a lot of moms and dads comfort that it really leads again with public health,” the governor said of his cannabis measure, which he included as part of his budget last month. “We regulate how it’s distributed. We regulate what goes into it. We regulate the potency [and] make sure poisons can’t get into it. I think people feel more comfortable with our bill.” The radio host replied that it “sounds like you wouldn’t be interested in the home growers part of it.” Lamont’s bill as introduced would continue to criminalize people who cultivate their own cannabis. “Well, that’s so—only because every home grower grows their own thing and then they sell a little bit to their friends so you don’t know what’s in it,” Lamont said. “But, you know, I grew up in the 70s, so I also don’t see it at the end of the world so we’ll see where it ends up.” Listen to the governor discuss his marijuana legalization bill, starting around 12:30 into the audio below: One legalization advocate saw Lamont’s comments as an opening. “I’m excited to work with the governor’s team to ensure homegrow is fairly and safely regulated,” Jason Ortiz, a drug policy advocate who served as chair of the governor’s cannabis licensing working…

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