Connecticut Gubernatorial Candidate Dan Drew Says He Will Legalize Weed if Elected – News

Lead photo via Facebook user Dan Drew

There’s still almost an entire year before Connecticut residents head back to the polls and elect a new governor, but with even minor local elections holding increased weight in our drastically polarized political landscape, the race in Connecticut is already heating up.

Tonight, in the gubernatorial race’s first public debate, four leading candidates will join hosts from the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Policy (NORML) to give voters a look at the future of cannabis in the Nutmeg State.

As all four candidates prepare their straightest poker face for the inevitable “I tried it in college, but only once” responses at this evening’s debate, Middletown, Conn. Mayor and early leading Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Drew has taken a different approach to discussing his relationship with marijuana. Last night, he sent a campaign email telling supporters and reporters alike that, if elected, Drew would legalize adult-use cannabis and move to create a system for retail sales.

According to Daily Kos, Drew’s email highlighted the $100 million in estimated tax revenue from a legal weed retail…

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