GOP lawmakers are seeking to curb the recently launched recreational cannabis market in Connecticut with a newly introduced legislation that seeks to ban the sale of marijuana edibles, among other things.

The ten Republican House members behind H.B. 5434 say they are addressing the projected increase in impaired driving fatalities as well as pediatric cannabis overdoses and other health risks now that marijuana is widely available statewide, reported Samford Advocate.

"People are now realizing that it is no joking matter," said House Minority Leader Rep. Vincent Candelora on Tuesday at a press conference in Hartford. "There's conversations of actually expanding the program and making it even more accessible to the public at a time when we haven't even gotten our arms around the enforcement and the safety pieces of this. [This] is looking …

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