Roll With It–Grow Six Plants, Equity Provisions Included In Marijuana Bill

From Michael Hamad, CT Courant:

As Connecticut moves toward legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes, a new bill thrusts the equitable treatment of communities of color–and other groups adversely affected by the failed war on drugs–into the center of the debate.

Rep. Robyn Porter, D-New Haven, and Sen. Julie Kushner, D-Danbury–co-chairs of the legislature’s labor committee–raised a 24-page bill earlier this week that would appropriate state funds to develop a legal cannabis pipeline for workers previously convicted of cannabis crimes.

The bill would also allow local Native American tribes to open cannabis operations, authorize UConn to grow its cannabis research programs and–notably–permit each adult in a household to grow up to six marijuana plants at home.

Full story here.



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