8 things to know about Connecticut’s latest attempt to legalize recreational marijuana

Lamont is calling for at least half of the excise tax revenue raised (an estimated $26.8 million by the 2026 budget year) to be sent back to cities and towns. “This additional aid will help municipalities whose residents, most from black and brown communities, have suffered injustices as a result of a racially-discriminatory War on Drugs, allowing those municipalities to reduce property taxes, increase services and promote social equity,” a summary of the bill reads.

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