CALL to ACTION ON LEGALIZATION OF RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA

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On Wednesday, March 22, the Judiciary Committee is holding a Public Hearing to hear testimony on proposed bills, including one that would legalize marijuana. The bill was introduced by Senate Martin Looney (D-New Haven, Hamden, North Haven).

Because it was introduced by the leadership of the majority party, this bill has strong potential of being voted out of committee (one step closer to legalization). It is essential that we educate legislators, especially in-person on the day of the hearing.

Details of the hearing, such as time on process for submitting testimony, have not yet been released. CT SAM and its partners in the Stop Pot CT coalition will communicate a collective action plan when we know more. Stay tuned!

We do know that it will be possible to submit testimony. While it is best to do so in-person (especially by a youth or other coalition members), written testimony can be submitted online. A template for testimony will be provided as soon as possible.

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