Connecticut lawmakers have advanced Gov. Ned Lamont's proposal to legalize recreational marijuana. But legislative leaders caution that additional changes will likely be made to the legislation in the coming weeks. The bill passed the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday by a vote of 22-16. It now awaits further action in the Senate. The Democratic governor's bill creates a framework for a new legal system. There are also provisions to ensure Black and other communities of color adversely affected by the war on drugs benefit from a legal marketplace. But proponents acknowledged more work is needed on equity and other issues.
 

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