Yesterday, a Quinnipiac University poll yesterday showed that a majority of the Connecticut public oppose the repeal of the death penalty, but are in favor of the legalization of medical marijuana. Hours later, a legislative committee reaffirmed that sentiment with a 35-8 vote to approve the medical marijuana legislation, House Bill 5389.
HB 5389 would require patients to register with the Department of Consumer Protection, and allow physicians to prescribe medical marijuana for certain conditions. The patients would obtain their medicine from licensed dispensaries.
In 2007, a medical marijuana bill passed legislation but was vetoed by then-Governor Mary Jodi Rell. Governor Dannel P. Malloy backed a bill last year, but it failed to become law. Connecticut did, however, decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.
You can read the full text of HB 5389 here.
Coincidentally, the legislative committee voted to repeal the death penalty against the public's poll results by a narrow margin: 24-19.