Lawmakers to Hold Public Hearing on Bill to End Marijuana Prohibition in Connecticut; Supporters to Hold Pre-hearing Press Conference at 9:30 a.m

Hartford, CT — On Monday, the Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on legislation that would end prohibition and regulate marijuana for adult use in Connecticut.

In early February, Senate President Pro Tem Martin Looney (D) and House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz (D) introduced Governor’s Bill No. 16, which would allow adults 21 and older to possess and purchase up to one and a half ounces of cannabis from licensed retailers. A summary of the marijuana regulation bill can be found here.

Prior to the hearing, the Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marijuana will join together with prominent supporters for a press conference to rally support for legislation to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for adult use in Connecticut.

WHAT: Press conference hosted by the Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marijuana to call for an end to the failed policy of marijuana prohibition

WHEN: Monday, March 2, 9:30 a.m. ET — in advance of the 10 a.m. public hearing on legislation in the Judiciary Committee

WHERE: Room 1B, Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT

WHO: Veterans, civil rights activists, clergy, law enforcement, healthcare professionals, state leaders, commissioners, and legislators

Advisory for event Monday at 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact: Adam Wood

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The Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marijuana is a coalition of citizens, organizations, and community leaders working to end marijuana prohibition in Connecticut and replace it with a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol. For more information, visit