Yes, that is right! The Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee just passed SB-1138 Joint Favorably with Substitution. What does that mean? This means that some funds raised through taxation will be earmarked and directed to help revitalize distressed municipalities. This is the first step toward inclusion and creating a fair and equitable cannabis industry here in Connecticut.
See who voted in support of Equity
You can find the vote tally here. The vote passed last night at 9:30 pm as State Legislators burned the midnight oil.
This is the furthest advocates have seen cannabis legalization progress on the state level. It truly is an exciting time to be alive. State legislators are starting to realize that cannabis is not the danger we all were lead to believe. If is it was, we would have seen true statistical facts being presented, instead all we heard in committee was emotional and causality claims, none of which could be supported by proof. Simple truth is finally prevailing as it should.