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Hearing Addresses Connecticut Medical Marijuana Concerns

hearing addresses connecticut medical marijuana concerns

Lawmakers, farmers, and cancer survivors were among the many that gathered into a hearing room to discuss upcoming medical marijuana regulations in the state. There were proposals that were applauded and those that were not. But as the proposed regulations are discussed, I are getting closer to having a medical marijuana system in place. According […]

CT Lawmakers decriminalize pot possession

The Connecticut legislature has passed a bill decriminalizing possession of marijuana. Governor Malloy has indicated his support, and will sign the bill into law. The Wilton Bulletin reports that under the new law, possession of marijuana under half an ounce will only be a civil infraction, and not a criminal misdemeanor charge. The penalty will […]

Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature

Just a few months ago I blogged about the possibility of our state becoming the next to decriminalize a small amount of marijuana. Well, the legislature has passed the measure and the governor is planning to sign it into law in coming days. Despite critics’ worry that the decriminalization sends the wrong message, lawmakers came […]

Will Connecticut Decriminalize Marijuana?

If the Governor gets his way, Connecticut will become the next state to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, leading them to be punishable by a fine rather than criminal charges. Though it seems like a no-brainer, particularly since nearly all surrounding states have already taken the step, some are still opposed to the […]

Connecticut Lawmakers Consider Decriminalization of Marijuana

In a trend that I am seeing nationwide, lawmakers in Connecticut this week heard testimony on a bill that would decriminalize a small amount of personal marijuana. Senate Bill 349 would bring the state up to speed with several others that consider a small amount of marijuana a ticketable infraction. While many states have legalized […]

CT Man Allegedly Hid Crack-Cocaine in Buttocks

Police were working in the Sanford Place area of Bridgeport earlier this week when they found a man hiding some serious loot. Officers on the Strategic Enforcement Team recognized Elliot Rankin, who has previous drug convictions according to this brief article in the Connecticut Post. When they approached Rankin, however, officers noticed he was standing […]