Governor Hassan Unlikely To Back Marijuana Decriminalization
Published on May 7, 2015
As many state's loosen marijuana laws to prevent non-violent citizens from going to jail, Connecticut remains the only state in New England to that can send first time possession offenders to jail for a year. Some people believe relaxing the law gives the wrong message about drugs, but others find it more important that one mistake doesn't ruin a young person's life. Though other states are pressuring Connecticut to follow suite, the Governor may not be sold on the new bill which would minimize offenses for small amounts of marijuana.
“I have had clients who go to jail for possession of marijuana -- they do go to jail for possession of marijuana -- and this law would help to remedy that problem because it is completely out of step with the rest of New England.”