It's time to regulate marijuana like alcohol in Connecticut
The Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marijuana is a group of like-minded organizations and individuals who are committed to ending the failed policy of marijuana prohibition in the Constitution State.
We approach the issue from many perspectives, but we all agree that regulating marijuana like alcohol would be far better than the status quo. We hope you’ll join us.
At the start of 2020, cannabis legalization bills in a handful of northeast states had a relatively clear path to passage. That was before the coronavirus pandemic hit. The latest place where a cannabis bill is delayed? Connecticut.
Lawmakers closed the legislative office building until at least April 23 due to COVID-19. Gov. Lamont also ordered public schools and non-essential businesses to remain closed until May 20. The current legislative session ends May 6. It is expected that the session will end without a deal on legalized marijuana. However, there is hope that legalization could be taken up in a late spring or summer special session.
Marijuana prohibition does far more harm than good, and that’s why a majority of Connecticut residents support ending it.
Drug dealers don’t card. Moving marijuana sales into state-licensed outlets would allow for strict regulations against selling to people under 21 years of age.
We need child-resistant packaging, testing products for mold or other contaminants, clear labeling with potency and serving sizes, and bans on certain products.
Regulating marijuana like alcohol will create thousands of good-paying jobs in agriculture, manufacturing, retail, and many other fields and bring in over $180 Million per year in taxes.
Marijuana prohibition has been disproportionately targeted at communities of color, and criminal records make it difficult to access many government services or even to get jobs, housing, or further one’s education.