Connecticut may be the next state to legalize recreational marijuana.

Gov. Ned Lamont’s push for legalization was unsuccessful last year. However, during his State of the State address Wednesday, he said it’s necessary to keep residents safe.

“Legalized marijuana is just a short drive away in Massachusetts and New York is soon to follow. I believe that a coordinated, regional regulation is our best chance to protect public health by displacing illicit sellers and replacing them with trusted providers,” he said in his speech.

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