Five Days into the first legislative session, is all it took to address the status of legalizing Adult-use of cannabis.
It is an exciting time in Connecticut. Legislators are eager to start discussing Adult-use. However, they did fail to address a number of questions advocates are pushing for with the legalization of cannabis. Of course, Medical Marijuana producers are ready to jump in on the recreational market, but should they? Already three out of the four growers are owned by outside interest. That’s not really giving opportunity to state businesses, not to mention equitable licensing or even support the struggling farming industry. Can we please connect with representatives to enlighten them of their opportunities they can make possible.
Some Consideration include:
Source: Connecticut NORML
Individual Right to Grow Cannabis
No sale without a license, allow for uncapped state licensing
Expungement of Cannabis Related Criminal Records
Allow individuals to be involved in the new industry
Equitable Licensing to Include Support for Micro-business
Reinvestment into the Communities
Fund communal programs to fit the needs of residents
Support communities hit hardest by prohibition
Environmental Sustainability Requirements for Producers
Protect natural resources such as waterways
Support green initiatives
Special Vertically Integrated Licenses for Farmers