HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The debate over legalizing marijuana is heating up at the State Capitol.
State Representative Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford) and a group of anti-pot legalization advocates held a news conference on Thursday morning.
They argued that legalizing marijuana would not bring in the revenues to the state that some are promising.Related Content: Capitol Report ‘After Hours:’ Legalizing recreational marijuana
They also say it would lead to an increase in traffic accidents and young users.
“As we all know, there is a lot of money involved with marijuana, but when we talk about the science and the health risks, people start to back off,” Rep. Candelora said.
Legalization supporters tell News 8 that if the law is changed, it would still be illegal for teens to smoke and for anyone to smoke and drive while high.