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Marijuana is currently legal for medicinal use in Connecticut. Photo: Shutterstock

The legalization of marijuana appears to have passed the point of no return. Medical marijuana use is legal in 31 states, including Connecticut, and 15 other states allow medical use of cannabis products with a limited THC content. The recreational use of marijuana is now legal in nine states plus the District of Columbia. According to the most recent public opinion polls by Pew Research Center and Quinnipiac University, 61 to 63 percent of American voters support legalization of recreational marijuana, whereas just 33 to 37 percent oppose it—the greatest level of support ever measured.

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