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Marijuana in Connecticut

CONNECTICUT – Recreational Use of Marijuana Is Decriminalized

Source: Norml

“Connecticut has decriminalized marijuana. In general, decriminalization means no prison time or criminal record for first-time possession of a small amount for personal use. This conduct is treated like a minor traffic violation.” – Norml at http://norml.org/laws/item/connecticut-penalties#decriminalized

Possession of Pot
Possession one-half ounce or less results in a civil penalty of $150 to $500 (first and second offenses) Possession of more than one-half ounce is a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $2,000 and up to one year of jail time

Hash and Concentrates
Rules are the same as for marijuana

Paraphernalia
Having paraphernalia to use for ingesting for smoking results in a civil penalty for less than one-haft ounces and a misdemeanor for more than one-half ounce

Driving and Marijuana
This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug in their bodily fluids above a specific threshold.  – Norml

Medical Marijuana
Connecticut has medical marijuana laws. See https://www.cga.ct.gov/2012/ACT/Pa/pdf/2012PA-00055-R00HB-05389-PA.pdf

Use these links for recreational marijuana laws for each New England state.

Marijuana in Rhode Island

Marijuana in Massachusetts

Marijuana in Vermont

Marijuana in New Hampshire

Marijuana in Maine