For the last five years, Connecticut lawmakers have been walking through quicksand on the subject of legalizing recreational marijuana. Finally, according to the Hartford Courant, lawmakers have reached a wide-ranging compromise on legalizing pot.

Are you ready for this "groundbreaking" move to legalizing recreational cannabis? The Connecticut Legislature's compromise is all adults over the age of 21 would be allowed to grow pot plants in their homes. Then, in January of 2022, medical marijuana users can grow their own plants. But, here's the best part -

In July of 2023, recreational users will get the go-ahead to grow six plants per person or 12 per household. Let's stop right here. Are you kidding me? Is this real life?

I understand this might be an absurd analogy, but I'm going to throw it out there anyway. To the CT lawmakers who oppose legalizing weed, do you enjoy having a couple of beers, maybe a glass of bourbon or two, or perhaps you enjoy sharing a bottle of wine with your spouse?

I'm asking CT lawmakers to get over themselves and let Connecticut get into the recreational weed business and the tax dollars it generates. Currently, 15 states allow recreational pot, with three more states getting ready to jump on board. So what in holy hell are you waiting for, Connecticut? If you'd like to read about the differences between alcohol and cannabis, there's an excellent article on

According to the Hartford Courant, sales at the retail level are expected to kick off around May of next year, but I don't think so. Each town will have the choice to block retail sales if they choose. There's also a lot of legal mumbo jumbo that goes along with that statement.

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