State Senate approves marijuana bill

The state House is set to take up a bill that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.The state Senate passed the bill

HARTFORD - The state House is set to take up a bill that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

The state Senate passed the bill this weekend with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman casting the tie-breaking vote.

Under the bill, possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana would no longer be a misdemeanor, but an infraction carrying a fine.

Gov. Dannel Malloy has said he will sign it if it reaches his desk.

Conn. Senate votes for pot decriminalization bill

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