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LISTEN: Some Connecticut Towns Are Rejecting Marijuana Sales

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The state of Connecticut says the selling of recreational marijuana in Connecticut will be legal in 2022. But some cities and towns are already getting a head start on making marijuana sales within their borders ILLEGAL. One such town is Newtown, where they banned in town sales on July 1--the same day recreational possession in Connecticut became legal. Newton First Selectman Dan Rosenthal explained why on "All Things Considered."

John Henry Smith is Connecticut Public’s host of All Things Considered, its flagship afternoon news program. In his 20th year as a professional broadcaster, he’s covered both news and sports.

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