New Connecticut Marijuana Proposal Favors Poor Residents for Retail Licenses

Proponents of recreational cannabis want to use legalization as a tool for lifting people out of poverty, a new draft of proposed legislation shows.

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May 15, 2019

HARTFORD — Proponents of recreational cannabis want to use legalization as a tool for lifting people out of poverty, a new draft of proposed legislation shows.

A revised version of the General Law Committee’s cannabis legislation would allow people who have lived for five years in impoverished census tracks with high employment to be among the first to obtain licenses to own cannabis retailers and get those licenses at a discounted rate.

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