Legalizing pot’s historic implications, Ganim’s vacation days top weekend news
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Connecticut could be at forefront of recreational pot, social justice mix
Cannabis laws have created intertwining criminal justice, poverty and race inequities, many lawmakers say. And in a growing number of blue states, recreational-use legislation is now targeting those problems by supporting minority-owned businesses, expunging criminal records and reinvesting in urban communities.
If Connecticut approves its own marijuana bill this year — still a big if with two and a half weeks until the legislature adjourns — the state will be among the more progressive in the nation in this sense.