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Connecticut Becomes 18th State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Many marijuana-related criminal convictions will be expunged and some profits will go to communities disproportionately affected by illegal marijuana.

Connecticut Becomes 18th State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana
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Connecticut is now the 18th state to legalize recreational marijuana. The new law will go into effect next week.

Under the new measure, many marijuana-related criminal convictions will be tossed out and some profits will be directed toward the communities disproportionately affected by illegal marijuana.