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June 16th Special Session

Posted on June 17, 2021


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On June 16th, the House of Representatives voted on two huge bills in special session: the legalization and commercialization of marijuana, and the budget implementer. After hours of debate, I voted no on both proposals and wanted to share my perspective with you.

SB 1201: An Act Concerning Responsible and Equitable Regulation of Adult-Use Cannabis

As I wrote earlier in the week, this bill was negotiated in the dark with no input from Republicans, will not deliver the promised financial benefits,

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Vote Expected on Legalized Marijuana in Special Session

Posted on June 15, 2021


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The House of Representatives is expected to vote June 16 on legislation that would legalize and commercialize recreational marijuana usage, roughly a week after an original version of the bill made headlines for a controversial provision granting a single individual a backdoor around the regulatory process.

If the rat buried deep inside last week’s version of the bill is any indication, you can expect connected individuals to benefit from this system. Meanwhile, our roads or schools won’t improve

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Session 2021: The Good, the Bad, and the Budget

Posted on June 10, 2021


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June 9th was the last night of the 2021 legislative session, though we are slated to return in a Special Session to debate a bill to implement the budget and the legalization of the adult use of marijuana sometime next week.

Before we get there, there are a few bills that passed this session that I would like to highlight. These summaries will give you a brief overview of these bills and how they affect all of us in Connecticut.

THE GOOD

HB 660 – Expands upon a 2019 bill, now Public Act 19-10,

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