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Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marijuana

Budget signed, legalization left out

On Tuesday, Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law a $41.3 billion, two-year state budget that increases taxes by approximately $1 billion over that period. That number could have been significantly reduced had the budget included taxing and regulating marijuana for adults’ use.

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Connecticut Poll Shows 71% Support for Making Marijuana Legal

A new poll by Sacred Heart University shows that 71% of Connecticut residents support legalizing and taxing marijuana. The poll was conducted on October 3-12 and surveyed 1,000 Connecticut residents from around the state.

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Marijuana taxes could #SaveUConn

On September 16, the Connecticut General Assembly shocked the state by passing a Republican budget, despite Democrats holding a slim majority of seats in the House and a tie-breaking vote in the Senate. Governor Malloy vetoed the budget, and the legislature declined to override his veto. That means Connecticut is still without a budget, though some lawmakers are asking to use the legislature’s bill as the starting point for further negotiations. Yet according to officials at the University of Connecticut, that budget would have decimated our state’s flagship university.

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Budget stalemate continues; make legalization part of the solution

On Friday, Governor Dannel Malloy vetoed the budget the General Assembly passed after a handful of Democrats supported the Republican proposal. Leaders continue to explore cuts and revenue options to close the divide, but most of those options are highly unpopular.

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Leaders say legalizing marijuana could help fix budget crisis

Some leaders say legalizing marijuana could help fix the state's growing budget crisis.

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Proponents of Recreational Cannabis Say They Are Still Short Votes for Legalization

Advocates of legalizing recreational marijuana use still believe it’s the right thing to do, which is why they held a press conference again Tuesday at the Legislative Office Building.

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State lawmakers weighing marijuana legalization

Members of the legislation and some municipal leaders say the legalization of marijuana would remove penalties for adult users, protect consumers with regulation, create jobs and produce strong tax returns for the state.

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Supporters of Regulating Marijuana for Adult Use Will Hold News Conference Tomorrow (Tues.)

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marijuana will host a news conference on Tuesday with local municipal leaders to promote making marijuana legal for adults as a way to help fix budget issues in Connecticut.

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Legalize, regulate and tax marijuana, says doctor

As a family doctor, in addition to treating and preventing illness in my patients, I am committed to promoting public health. When it comes to marijuana, I believe the best way to do this is to fully legalize its use and closely regulate who can grow and sell it. That is why I speak out as a member of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation, a national organization of physicians dedicated to the legalization and regulation of cannabis in the United States.

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Forum: Clergy support regulating marijuana like alcohol

As clergy, we write in support of proposals to tax and regulate marijuana in Connecticut. It may seem counterintuitive for a rabbi and a minister to adopt this view. We believe, however, that people of faith have a special responsibility to speak about what policies serve our communities best.

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