Malloy would allow pot legislation to go up in smoke

marijuanaMarijuana for recreational purposes is now legal in Massachusetts.  There is sentiment that legislation to allow the same in Connecticut will be reintroduced in the new session of the General Assembly next month.  Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who ardently opposed legalizing marijuana then seemed to walk back those comments earlier this year, now has apparently hardened his position once again.

“First of all, I think it’s a mistake what Massachusetts has done and other states have done,” the governor told reporters on Thursday.  “I think we should hit the pause button and watch how it works in the region…I think it’s a mistake.”

As for legalizing weed for tax purposes, Malloy doesn’t buy that argument either, claiming the social costs would outweigh what the state would take in for tax revenue.