Over the course of several years, the marijuana debate has continued to leave a gigantic green trail across the expanse of our country, dividing lawmakers and the public. On the West Coast, all Pacific States have fully legalized marijuana, with Colorado and Washington taking the cake as cannabis hot spots. In the midst of this phenomenon, however, the East Coast has also started to accept the little green plant as an alternative form of medicine. At this time, Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts have permitted recreational weed, but a few more Atlantic states have also accepted the medicinal use of the drug. Let’s travel into the southern tip of New England and look at some facts about legal cannabis in Connecticut.
The third smallest state in the U.S., Connecticut is a beautiful fusion of metropolitan skylines and wild forests and streams, a hybrid of the old world and the new. Bordered by Long Island Sound and Massachusetts, the little state offers an ideal bridging point between two urban wonders (New York City and Boston) and also offers some entertainment of its own. Wrestling fans across America will recognize Stamford, Connecticut as the home base for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and a hot spot for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). However, nature-lovers will appreciate the calmer side of Connecticut by exploring its national parks and historical landmarks, some of which hold some keys to the founding of our country. For being so diminutive, the Nutmeg State has much to offer.
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While its neighbors Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts have fully legalized recreational weed, Connecticut has only permitted medical cannabis (although, this could change down the line). In fact, recent polls revealed that 60% of Connecticut residents are pushing for recreational marijuana. Likewise, the Hartford City Council has already approved a resolution to permit the drug. At this time, though, patients can obtain the little green plant and derivatives from 9 dispensaries across the Nutmeg State. Keep in mind that smoking the herb in public is 100% illegal.
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