Legislature ends session without voting on cannabis

A new poll just came out, and it confirms (yet again) that Connecticut residents strongly support legalizing cannabis and expunging criminal records for low-level offenses. Sadly, the legislature ended its regular session on June 5 without voting on any of the bills that would have ended cannabis prohibition.

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Press Release: Proposal to Tax Adult Cannabis Sales, Distribute Revenue to Underserved Communities Advances in Connecticut Legislature

The Connecticut Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding approved a bill that would tax adult cannabis sales and distribute the revenue to underserved communities. It now advances to the full Senate for consideration.

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Press Release: Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Hires New Co-directors as Efforts Ramp Up to End Cannabis Prohibition

With efforts to end cannabis prohibition ramping up in the Legislature, the Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marijuana announced it has hired Kebra Smith-Bolden and Adam Wood to serve as co-directors.

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Testimony at committee hearing focuses on need for strong social equity provisions

Much of the discussion at the initial committee hearings focused on how to repair damage caused by the War on Drugs, which has been enforced much more aggressively in certain communities.

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Legislative leaders unveil plans to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana

Lawmakers held a press conference on March 14 to explain how they intend to advance cannabis legislation in 2019.

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Marijuana Proponents Praise Legislative Victory, Ponder Next Steps

Marijuana advocates hailed a vote by the legislature’s appropriations committee this week as a small but significant step toward legalizing the drug in Connecticut.

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Pot legalization bill clears committee

Residents across Connecticut are one step closer to being able to legally light up a doobie.

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Marijuana Legalization Bill Heads To House

HARTFORD, CT — A bill that would begin planning for the legalization of recreational marijuana in Connecticut was sent to the House Thursday after narrowly passing the Appropriations Committee by a 27-24 vote.

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Committee passes bill to develop plan to allow recreational marijuana

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - On Thursday, the state’s Appropriations Committee passed a bill to develop a plan to allow recreational marijuana.

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Connecticut lawmakers advance marijuana legalization bill

Connecticut lawmakers have advanced a recreational marijuana bill out of committee, setting up the state legislature to vote on legalizing the substance in the state for the first time.

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