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April 17, 2018

Connecticut’s Medical Marijuana Program Continues To Grow

by Jack Kramer | Apr 17, 2018 10:29am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Health Care | Jobs | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — One sign of the success of the state’s medical marijuana program is the scores of businesses who want to be part of it.

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April 5, 2018

Marijuana Legalization Bill Heads To House

by Jack Kramer | Apr 5, 2018 3:19pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | The Economy | Taxes

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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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March 30, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Esty Issues Apology; Blumenthal Opposes VA Privatization

by Christine Stuart and Peter Urban | Mar 30, 2018 1:00am
Posted to: Agriculture | Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Iraq at Home | Public Health | Veterans Affairs | Newington | West Haven

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U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty issued an apology Thursday for failing to act sooner in 2016 when Tony Baker, her former chief of staff, was accused of harassing, threatening, and punching a female former staffer, Hearst reported Thursday.

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March 20, 2018

Cannabis Proponents Handed First Defeat

by Christine Stuart | Mar 20, 2018 4:06pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Law Enforcement | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — The General Law Committee defeated a bill crafting a regulatory structure for recreational marijuana by a vote of 11 to 6.

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March 13, 2018

Lawmaker On Quest For Extra Hour of Sunlight

by Christine Stuart | Mar 13, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Congress | The Economy | Education | Energy | Public Health | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Lack of sleep and the associated health issues are just two of the reasons Rep. Kurt Vail is still pushing for legislation that would have Connecticut stay on daylight savings time.

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March 6, 2018

Craft Brewers Call On Lawmakers To Lift Limits

by Jack Kramer | Mar 6, 2018 5:43pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | The Economy

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HARTFORD, CT — An army of craft brewers descended on the state Capitol Tuesday to ask legislators to lift the limit on how much beer they can sell from the state’s increasingly popularity brewery industry.

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February 26, 2018

Board Tables Opioid Withdrawal As Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

by Bhumika Choudhary | Feb 26, 2018 11:16pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Health Care

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HARTFORD, CT — Patients, family members, and advocates made passionate pleas to add opioid use disorder and withdrawal to the list of conditions eligible for medical marijuana in Connecticut, but they left Monday’s meeting disappointed.

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February 15, 2018

Debate Over Retail Sales of Marijuana Rages On

by Christine Stuart | Feb 15, 2018 1:48pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Law Enforcement | Legal | Taxes

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — With the General Law Committee expected to raise the issue Thursday, both sides of the debate over whether to legalize marijuana tried to get ahead of the issue by making their arguments to the media.

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January 23, 2018

Vermont Legalizes Marijuana, But Not Commercial Sales

by Jack Kramer | Jan 23, 2018 1:00pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | The Economy | Law Enforcement | Legal | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — Vermont became the ninth state Monday to legalize recreational marijuana and the first to do it through the legislative process. The eight other states where it’s legal approved it through a referendum.

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January 5, 2018

Connecticut Lawmakers Expected to Debate Legalizing Marijuana Despite Federal Rule Change

by Jack Kramer | Jan 5, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | The Economy | Health Care | Jobs | State Capitol

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — With the biggest state in the country now selling recreational marijuana and Massachusetts ready to start in a matter of months it’s a sure bet that legalizing pot will once again be a hot issue when the General Assembly session opens in February.

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