City Alder Hacibey Catalbasoglu, D-1, a Yale University junior, during a campaign event. Photo: File Photo City Alder Hacibey Catalbasoglu, D-1, a Yale University junior, during a campaign event.

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City Alder Hacibey Catalbasoglu, D-1, a Yale University junior, during a campaign event.

City Alder Hacibey Catalbasoglu, D-1, a Yale University junior, during a campaign event.

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Yale alder submits resolution urging pot legalization in Connecticut

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NEW HAVEN—Alder Hacibey Catalbasoglu, D-1, has submitted a resolution to the Board of Alders urging the General Assembly and Gov. Dannel Malloy to take steps toward regulating recreational marijuana in the state.

It’s a move that could end with the city’s legislative body publicly favoring legalizing pot in the Land of Steady Habits.

While Catalbasoglu, a junior at Yale University, said addressing drug problems in the city have long been a concern for him, a series of suspected K2 overdoses last month served as a trigger to turn those concerns into action.

“There’s no one big reason, there’s no primary driver, there’s no agenda for this,” Catalbasoglu said. “(It’s) not just for the well-being of my constituents, but for the city as a whole.”

Catalbasoglu submitted the resolution for consideration on Tuesday. It will appear as a communication during the Board of Alders next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Catalbasoglu had initially intended to submit the resolution in time for board’s Feb. 5 meeting. Catalbasoglu first made his idea public in

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