CT House speaker: “50-50” for legal marijuana in 2021; Canadian gov’t responds to psychedelics petition; PA lawmakers target lt. gov.’s cannabis flag
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A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study shows that teen treatment admissions for marijuana fell sharply in most states with legalization—a finding that runs counter to prohibitionist claims that reform would spur youth cannabis use.
Connecticut’s incoming House speaker says there’s a “50-50 chance” the state will legalize marijuana next year, and he wants a vote on it even if it doesn’t have enough support to pass. The top lawmaker also says he has a lot of friends who go to Massachusetts to buy cannabis.
“I have a lot of neighbors and friends that go to work every day who take care of their families. They go to Northampton, they buy pot. They drive back, and they are still practicing responsible adults. You can’t just pretend that it’s not all around you and readily available.”
Top Canadian government officials responded to a petition calling for the decriminalization of psychedelics by noting that there are pathways for certain people to get legal exemptions to use the substances but that no broad