The Connecticut Legislature has taken important steps to advance marijuana legalization this session, but we know that victory remains far from certain. The bills are still works in progress, and many legislators remain undecided on the issue, so it’s clear that our coalition will need to ramp up efforts in the coming weeks.
Fortunately, legislative leaders have made it clear that the issue is a priority this session. They have also indicated that they will continue to consider policy details, including the equity provisions and whether or not to allow home cultivation, before the bills receive a final vote. It’s critically important that advocates work together to maximize our chances of success in the legislature.
Please consider joining us for our first coalition meeting of the year, which will take place in Hartford on Thursday, April 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about what is happening in the state house and also to begin phone banking undecided legislators.
Here are the details:
WHO: Members of the Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marijuana and coalition co-directors Kebra Smith-Bolden and Adam Wood
WHAT: Coalition meeting to discuss legalization efforts and volunteer phone banking operations
WHERE: The Meeting Room at Hartford Public Safety Complex (253 High St.)
WHEN: Thursday, April 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
If you haven’t already done so, please contact your legislators and urge them to support the legalization bills. Then, please share this message with your family and friends.
We hope you’ll be able to join us on Thursday!