The heat is on and the time is now. Time to put a shoulder to the plow or just give it all to the Big 4. Don’t you think that they have enough?
HB5329 has passed the house and now moves onto The Senate for a vote. The time is now to call and email your Senators and tell them to end this madness. Click Here To Find Your Senator. Or… Just call the Governor Direct Info Here.
Section 2 of the bill eliminates gifting with fines set at $1000 plus dollars. This isn’t legal, it’s prohibition with extra steps. Plain and simple. Punishable by fine means legal for a price.
The lotteries for social equity is extortion on the podium of “good intent”. The state hosts webinars full of future promises with hidden hopes of grabbing more cash from the people. Make comments such as “They just have to get a permit.” Everyone knows there’s no permit to be gotten, only a lottery for a fee. Will you refund those who don’t win? HA! When you apply, if you don’t get picked, you have to pay to reapply again…another pay to play mechanism. All while Dagastino takes his victory lap and was quoted on saying “It’s only a $1000 fine.” This is an obvious coordinated attack nationwide by mso lobbyists and elitists on the cannabis community to protect their profits and its really sad that our CT lawmakers are falling for it.
Let me paint a picture for you… Legal means legal. Like brew your own beer legal. Where no one is checking how many liters I have in the fridge or how many cases I have stacked in my basement. Legal, like me giving that beer 🍺 to my friend and he wants to give me a couple of bucks for making the magic happen. And if I wanted to compete, do trade-shows, or wanted to sell it commercially I would just get my permits in order to do it. That’s legal. Having a job that doesn’t care if I’ve had a beer last night, this is also legal. I might even brew a beer that you’ve never had before, now you’re at the market looking for a similar flavor. Bang! Now I’m an industry supporter.
The passage of this bill will clearly display the CT administration’s commitment to its own private industry investments while allowing flagrant abuse of the supposed lottery and social equity requirements. Call the Governor today, now is the time!