Connecticut Bill Proposal Draws Criticism for Attempting to Ban Cannabis Gifting

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Moving forward we need sensible cannabis policy that looks more like a craft beer policy.” However, there is a defined difference between gifting cannabis to a friend or loved one, and gifting cannabis as free with the purchase of a different item. The Connecticut General Assembly proposed Raised Bill No. 5329 last month, which seeks to address the loophole of “gifting” cannabis. A General Law Committee held a public meeting on March 8 to discuss the bill, which brought advocates to share their concerns on the matter. The grassroots cannabis community that exists here in Connecticut will not cease to exist, whether you pass this bill or not. If passed, the new bill would charge $10,000 for violations for public gifting parties.

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The Connecticut General Assembly proposed Raised Bill No. 5329 last month, which seeks to address the loophole of “gifting” cannabis. If passed, the new bill would charge $10,000 for violations for public gifting parties. A General Law Committee held a public meeting on March 8 to discuss the bill, which brought advocates to share their concerns on the matter.

Recreational cannabis was passed in June 2021 with the signature of Governor Ned Lamont, with plans to begin statewide sales by the end of 2022....

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