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Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marijuana

Connecticut's Next Cash Crop

I was sad to read "Foreign Competition, Labor Costs Push Connecticut Shade Tobacco Farmers To The Edge" [courant.com, June 15]. As teenagers, both of my parents picked tobacco as summer jobs, and places like my hometown of South Windsor have lost nearly all of their farmland over the past decade. Shade tobacco is a big part of our state's history and an important source of employment and revenue. To give farmers a new cash crop, we should legalize marijuana for adults in Connecticut.

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Letter to legislators: Responding to common questions about regulating marijuana

Dear Connecticut Legislator, I know you have no shortage of difficult decisions to make in the next week as the session winds down — not the least of which is whether taxing and regulating marijuana for adult use is right for Connecticut.

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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.

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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.

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Ex-NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson is taking his marijuana crusade from Oregon to Connecticut

A self-described “longtime consumer” of marijuana, former NBA All-Star Clifford Robinson has long been an advocate for legalized weed in Oregon, even selling the substance under the name “Uncle Spliffy” (a take on his hoop nickname Uncle Cliffy) and now he’s taking that fight to Connecticut.

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Norwich Bulletin: Legalizing marijuana makes sense now more than ever

Hartford Democrats’ latest iteration of a spending plan for the coming biennium — one that accounts for recently discovered revenue drops spawning barrels of red ink — will create a lot of pain in a lot of as-yet-unspecified places. But if the plan holds, one constituent group — those who support the legalization and retail sale of marijuana for recreational use — will have prevailed.

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Statement Regarding Connecticut Democrats’ Proposed Budget, Which Includes Regulating and Taxing Marijuana for Adult Use

HARTFORD, Conn. — Democratic state lawmakers proposed a budget that includes regulating and taxing marijuana for use by adults 21 and older.

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Democrats will push legalizing pot as part of budget fix

Senate and House Democrats will recommend the legalization, licensing and taxation of marijuana sales in Connecticut to help balance the next state budget, sources close to the caucus told The Mirror.

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Regulate Pot Like Liquor

At first glance, the data described in "AAA: Study Shows CT May Have More Drugged Drivers Than Other States" [courant.com, May 3] was shocking. Even though I strongly support regulating marijuana like alcohol, it is clear that people should not be driving under the influence of any drugs that make them a danger to themselves and the countless people they share the road with.

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Marijuana’s financial allure becoming hard to resist

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Will ‘high times’ be coming to Connecticut as part of the budget crisis solution?

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