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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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November 2, 2017

Connecticut Lawmaker Wants To Explore Staying on Daylight Savings Time

by Christine Stuart | Nov 2, 2017 12:28pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | The Economy | Jobs | Labor

K. Paul via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut residents will “fall back” on Nov. 5 and gain an extra hour of sleep, but there’s a movement that seems to be gaining momentum to stay on daylight savings time.

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September 12, 2017

Proponents of Recreational Cannabis Say They Are Still Short Votes for Legalization

by Christine Stuart | Sep 12, 2017 1:47pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | State Budget

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Advocates of legalizing recreational marijuana use still believe it’s the right thing to do, which is why they held a press conference again Tuesday at the Legislative Office Building.

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August 21, 2017

Physicians Board Seeks To Broaden Medical Marijuana

by Jack Kramer | Aug 21, 2017 11:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Health Care | Legal | Public Health | Branford

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The state Board of Physicians last week recommended adding two debilitating conditions to Connecticut’s growing medical marijuana program, and also re-categorizing two others.

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August 10, 2017

Surge In Ticks Continues

by Jack Kramer | Aug 10, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | Entertainment | Public Health | New Haven

shutterstock NEW HAVEN, CT — Tick-borne diseases, in the words of U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, “are becoming an epidemic” in the state of Connecticut.

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June 12, 2017

Three More Medical Conditions May Be Added To Medical Marijuana Program

by Christine Stuart | Jun 12, 2017 11:07am
Posted to: Agriculture | Health Care | Legal | Public Health

istock HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut is on its way to adding three more medical conditions to the list of those already eligible for medical marijuana.

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