Connecticut lawmakers include marijuana legalization as part of the state budget proposal

Connecticut lawmakers include marijuana legalization as part of the state budget proposal

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Democratic lawmakers called for legalizing marijuana, taking a step toward tolls, cutting aid to towns, and opening a third casino as part of budget recommendations released Tuesday. Even though marijuana legalization is included in the proposal, Democratic legislators concede that they do not have enough votes in their own caucus to pass the measure. But they placed the item into the package to spur conversation and help balance the $20 billion annual budget.