Connecticut

Ned Lamont (D)

Connecticut

Took Office 2019
Term Expires 2022
NORML Grade: B-

2019 Enacted Legislation

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2019 Vetoed Legislation

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Comments

Despite promising to make adult-use marijuana legalization one of his administration’s top 2019 priorities, lawmakers failed to advance legislation to the Governor’s desk. Recently, he has met with the Governors of neighboring states to discuss the possibility of taking a regional approach to the issue in 2020. (Link)

“I think I would only consider it [adult-use marijuana legalization] if we were doing it in conjunction with other states. If Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania — if we bring in Massachusetts and coordinate our policies there, rather than being an outlier — I think it’s something I would push.” (Link)

“It’s just a hodgepodge right now. …. Whatever we do, let’s do it on a regional basis. Let’s regulate it and standardize it.” (Link)

The Governor “remains committed to working with neighboring governors and members of the legislature to develop the best approach.” (Link)

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