Connecticut Marijuana Legalization Bill Could Go Before Senate Next Week, Top Lawmaker Says

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A top Connecticut lawmaker said on Tuesday that the legislature is aiming to wrap up negotiations with the governor’s office on a bill to legalize marijuana by the week’s end and then take it up in the Senate “early next week.” Gov. Ned Lamont (D) also said on Monday that there’s consensus on a wide range of important issues in the reform legislation, but some details still need to be sorted out. Time is running out in the session, however, and the governor said he’s not necessarily interested in taking the issue up in a special session. To that end, negotiators will meet again on Tuesday, House Majority Leader Jason Rojas (D) said during a briefing. “I feel good about us coming to an agreement before the end of this week,” he said. “We met again last night and we’re going to meet again today and continue chipping away at some of the details. I think some of the larger issues, there is pretty broad consensus.” He made similar remarks during an earlier briefing on Monday. “We have some individual members within our caucus that we’d like to consult on those higher issues on,” Rojas said. But the plan is to “finalize them and get ready to move forward and begin presenting it to the respective caucuses, doing a vote count and, hopefully, beginning in at least one chamber, in the Senate, we expect acting on it sometime next week.” Watch the discussion about a marijuana legalization deal, starting at 7:05 into the video below: House Speaker Matt Ritter (D) added that his optimism about the prospects of passing the bill has increased based on conversations he’s had with colleagues. “I’ve sort of been struck by just having conversations as words gets out that the majority leader’s working group is…

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