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March 14, 2019

Lawmakers Offer First Draft of Legal Cannabis Bills

by Christine Stuart | Mar 14, 2019 4:46pm
Posted to: Agriculture | The Economy

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HARTFORD, CT — There are still unknowns, but the Democratic co-chairs of three committees said Thursday that they’ve come up with a framework for recreational cannabis in Connecticut.

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March 4, 2019

Committee Urged To Allow Farmers to Cultivate Hemp in Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | Mar 4, 2019 1:00pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | The Economy | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — Legislators on the Environment Committee last week were urged to jump on board - quickly - to allow Connecticut farmers, especially the next generation of farmers, to become part of the growing list of states that have embraced cultivation of hemp as a way to revitalize the farming industry.

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March 1, 2019

Will This Be The Year For A Black Bear Hunt?

by Jack Kramer | Mar 1, 2019 4:15pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Environment | Public Safety | Avon | Farmington | Litchfield | Simsbury

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HARTFORD, CT — Allowing hunting of black bears in certain areas of the state has become an annual debate at the state Capitol and Friday saw that conversation renewed on two different bills raised by the Environment Committee.

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February 20, 2019

Legalizing Marijuana Gets Mention In Lamont’s Budget Address

by Jack Kramer | Feb 20, 2019 2:31pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | The Economy

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HARTFORD, CT —It wasn’t until the very end of Gov. Ned Lamont’s address to the General Assembly about his two-year budget submitted Wednesday that there was any mention of legalizing recreational marijuana.

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February 18, 2019

Commercial Fishermen Express Interest In Two Bills

by Jack Kramer | Feb 18, 2019 5:26pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Environment | Sports

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HARTFORD, CT — Two bills that could have a big impact on Connecticut’s multi-million dollar commercial fishing business were the subject of an Environment Committee public hearing Friday.

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February 12, 2019

Guilford Orchard Pushes For Law to Sell Hard Cider

by Jack Kramer | Feb 12, 2019 2:45pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Guilford

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GUILFORD, CT —It makes no sense to the owner of Bishop’s Orchards that the hard cider he makes on his iconic premises in Guilford can be savored at nearby breweries, but can’t be bought by the glass at his place.

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January 23, 2019

Marijuana Debate Heats Up At State Capitol

by Jack Kramer | Jan 23, 2019 1:24pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — The 2019 General Assembly is just two weeks old but already one of the signature battles expected to dominate this session — legalizing recreational marijuana — is heating up.

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January 21, 2019

Five Marijuana Bills, But Only One Calls for Legalization

by Jack Kramer | Jan 21, 2019 3:55pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Public Safety | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — In the back-and-forth debate the past few years at the General Assembly over legalizing recreational marijuana, one of the main reasons opponents have used against legalization is there is no standard breathalyzer test for marijuana as there is for alcohol.

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OP-ED | Lawmakers Need To Move On Legal Cannabis, Or Cede the Upside

by Terry Cowgill | Jan 21, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Agriculture | Analysis | Business | Startups | Civil Liberties | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes

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It seems like our culture is changing at breakneck speed before our very eyes. Over the past 25 years, the internet, smartphones, and the information revolution are the most visible reminders of how far we’ve come since the days of afternoon newspapers, letters to the editor, and Walter Cronkite. Moreover, the lightning speed of the shift in attitudes toward the LGBTQ community has left my head spinning.

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January 9, 2019

Marijuana Legalization Advocates Waste No Time

by Jack Kramer | Jan 9, 2019 11:06am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | Public Health | Public Safety | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — It didn’t take long for proponents of legalizing recreational cannabis to start making their case Wednesday to the newly-convened General Assembly.

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