Connecticut House Speaker Matt Ritter (D) and Gov. Ned Lamont (D) said lawmakers would take up REC legalization in a special session this June, and predicted it would pass.

It had looked like a bill might pass in the normal session, which ended Wednesday. 
Hartford Courant

  • Republicans feel left out of the legislative process and had cold feet before the normal session ended. House GOP leader Vincent Candelora called the bill “tainted” and called for an investigation on account of language in the bill that would have benefitted one entity. That language has been stripped from the bill.  
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  • The special session is necessary for a separate budget bill which Democrats say could now pass on the same day as REC.
  • Connecticut would be the second east coast “domino” to fall after New Jersey voters legalized last election day. The affluent state has companies salivating.
  • Marijuana Moment has more details.

Related: The Delaware House delayed a REC vote.
Delaware Public Media 

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  1. REC delivery is underway in Massachusetts. For the first three years, licenses will only be available to equity businesses.
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