Connecticut governor performs country song celebrating marijuana legalization, drawing criticism from GOP opponent

Connecticut governor listens to a new country song about all the good things about his state, including that it’s ‘cool to smoke weed’ since he signed a bill to legalize weed adult use. Gov. Ned

Connecticut governor listens to a new country song about all the good things about his state, including that it’s ‘cool to smoke weed’ since he signed a bill to legalize weed adult use.

Gov. Ned Lamont (R) shared a clip of the song, “First Ever Connecticut Country Song” by Rusty Gear, it’s basically a jingle for the constitutional state. But the mention of cannabis has drawn the ire of the governor’s Republican opponent in the upcoming November election, Bob Stefanowski.

“Connecticut has it all!” Lamont said on Twitter, rattling off a list that includes beaches, mountains, breweries, and country music (though not taking note of the song’s prominent mention of marijuana, despite it being included in the short). extract of the song extracted from his tweet). “Yes, you read that right. We have country music, like this catchy track about our great state.

Here are the lyrics to the clip the Governor shared:

“Back home, we thank the governor for the blessings we have received.
You can bet on the internet, and it’s cool to smoke weed.
So y’all come visit my state and pay attention to your etiquette.
I guarantee you’ll be welcome in Connecticut.

The song also takes note of another state’s cannabis law, saying “getting high in Colorado is the way of the Rockies.”

Lamont, who has championed cannabis reform throughout his tenure as governor, signed legalization around this time last year. Before signing the bill, he was asked if he would participate himself when it was legal – and he didn’t rule it out, saying “not now, but we’ll see”.

But while the governor has made it clear he’s willing to address cannabis cultivation, his GOP opponent in this election thinks the tacit endorsement of smoking marijuana shows why he should replace Lamont.

“This video can’t be real – Can @GovNedLamont?” says Stefanowski. “Our governor shouldn’t be encouraging kids to smoke marijuana because Ned Lamont thinks it’s ‘cool to smoke weed’. If that doesn’t prove we need a change of direction, I don’t know what’s going on!

To be clear, the song shared by Lamont does not encourage underage cannabis use. It simply acknowledges that the state has legalized recreational use for adults.

Moreover, when he was a candidate for governor in 2018, Stefanowski did not seem particularly closed to the idea of ​​reform, saying that “at some point we should consider legalizing marijuana…but we have so many fundamental issues in this state” to deal with first.

Meanwhile, Lamont also signed a sweeping budget bill last month that includes provisions to allow the state to provide certain patients with access to psychedelic-assisted treatment using substances like MDMA and psilocybin.

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Photo courtesy of Martin Alonso.

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