Frequently asked questions What are the medical marijuana laws in Connecticut? Here is an overview of the medical marijuana laws in Connecticut: 2011 – Cannabis is decriminalized. 2012 – Governor Malloy signed into law a medical marijuana program for his state, following a 21–13 vote in the Senate. 2018 – In April 2018, a recreational marijuana bill was approved to be sent to the General Assembly in a 27–24 vote. Connecticut has not legalized recreational cannabis.