Our purpose as CURE-CT is to end the war on our communities, ensure those who have been harmed are made whole, and to create opportunities for our communities to thrive equal to other what other communities are being given. Those are our goals and why we support the legalization of cannabis. These bills do not achieve what we are trying to achieve, and thus while we support legalization of cannabis, and support moving these bills forward so we can improve the language, we oppose 7371 and 1085 as written. Both bills contain great elements and also some rather frightening elements. We look forward to working with everyone to sift the good from the bad and find something we can all support. HB7371 comes much closer to something we can support with a few changes. SB1085 falls short on some basic principles.Read more
Jason Ortiz, Vice president of the Minority Cannabis Business Association, joins Capitol Watch to discuss racial equity in the Connecticut’s burgeoning cannabis industry.