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Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marijuana

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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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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