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CSP reminds residents marijuana is decriminalized, not legalized

November 21, 2018

After recreational marijuana became legal for purchase in Massachusetts on Tuesday, Connecticut State Police reminded residents that the drug is still not legal in Connecticut.

An adult at the age of 21 or older is able to cross the state line into Massachusetts to legally purchase recreational marijuana. But, state police said, there are repercussions for bringing it back into Connecticut after purchasing it.

“Connecticut law has only decriminalized marijuana, not legalized it,” the agency said. “Still possessing a small amount of marijuana will result in a fine while a larger amount will result in an arrest.”

And state police didn’t stop there.

“We also don’t suggest trying to sneak it onto a plane or in your luggage during your holiday travels because marijuana is illegal under federal law, even in states that legalize it.”

The federal government classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug.

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