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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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 policy forum at Yale, Tuesday, April 25 at 8 p.m.

Thanks to supporters like you, our growing coalition to regulate marijuana now includes 14 organizations and 17 individual community leaders. One of those organizations is Yale Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), and tomorrow night, they’ll be hosting a public forum on marijuana legalization. Can you make it?

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It's not over until June 7. Tell lawmakers to regulate marijuana like alcohol!

Rumors have been circulating that marijuana regulation is dead. While it’s true that SB 11 didn’t make it out of the Judiciary Committee, we knew that we’d meet strong resistance there, and the fight for marijuana regulation is far from over.

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