HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- Connecticut lawmakers will return to the state Capitol on Wednesday for a special session to take up a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana.

Lawmakers ran out of time earlier this week, as the legislative session came to a close Wednesday night.

The session ended before lawmakers could agree and vote on a bill legalizing recreational marijuana.

The bill to legalize recreational marijuana passed narrowly in the state Senate, but Republicans in the House threatened to try and kill the bill through a filibuster if they couldn’t reach an agreement with Democrats.

As a result, they will be back for a special session on Wednesday, June 16.

If the bill passes, people would be allowed to buy 1.5 ounces of marijuana or possess up to 5 ounces.

Retailers with licenses could begin selling weed in May of next year and medical patients could begin to grow their own starting in October.

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Wayne Johnson

Hopefully, they will do the right thing and legalize it once and for all.There is no evidence that anyone has ever died smoking marijuana in the history of mankind. In fact, people die because of coffee and tea consumption. Sugar consumption. Tobacco use. MILLIONS, globally, die each year from prescription drugs but, there is no evidence of anyone dying from marijuana.

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