The Connecticut Coalition to
Regulate Marijuana

It's time to regulate marijuana like alcohol in Connecticut

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Who We Are

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.

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New London Day: Done right, legal marijuana makes sense

New London Day: Done right, legal marijuana makes sense

The legislature should form a special commission to make recommendations as to how marijuana could best be regulated and taxed for sale to adults aged 21 and older. The panel should be mandated to return its recommendations to the legislature in a subsequent session, at which time we would urge lawmakers to legalize the sale of the drug for recreational use.

Hartford City Councilor: Legal marijuana is coming to New England, Connecticut should benefit

Hartford City Councilor: Legal marijuana is coming to New England, Connecticut should benefit

Last week, House and Senate Democrats announced a budget proposal that, among other things, would tax and regulate marijuana. As a Hartford City Councilor, this was welcome news. Back in March, I submitted a resolution to support marijuana legalization as a way to generate revenue for our struggling cities that would not increase tax rates.

First, Do No Harm

Marijuana prohibition does far more harm than good, and that’s why a majority of Connecticut residents support ending it.

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Protect Our Youth

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.

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Promote Public Health

We need child-resistant packaging, testing products for mold or other contaminants, clear labeling with potency and serving sizes, and bans on certain products.

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Boost the Economy

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.

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Advance Social Justice

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.

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