After State Senate Passes Legal Cannabis Bill, House GOP Says to Wait

By nbcconnecticut

Hours after Connecticut Senate narrowly approved a long-awaited bill early Tuesday morning that would legalize the recreational use of cannabis in the state, Republican lawmakers said the House of Representatives should hold off from considering the bill as the legislative adjournment deadline looms.

House Minority Leader Vincent Candelora, R-North Branford, said the closed-door process which led to the massive, nearly 300-page bill is “tainted,” noting how there was a provision that was stripped in the Senate which could have intentionally benefitted at least one individual financially.

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