Connecticut

Bills recently signed into law in two states expand medical marijuana access, further nullifying federal prohibition in practice. Last week, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed House Bill 5450 (HB5450). The new law will effectively expand access to medical marijuana to hospitalized patients. NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano reported that the legislation will “protect nurses who…

HARTFORD, Conn. (May, 10, 2016) – The Connecticut legislature has passed a bill that sets the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. The Joint Insurance and Real Estate Committee introduced what would become Senate Bill 371 (SB371) in March,…

HARTFORD, Conn. (Feb. 18, 2015) – A bill introduced in the Connecticut House would legalize marijuana for recreational use. Passage would not only legalize marijuana in the Constitution State, but would also take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in the state. Rep. Toni Walker (D-93) introduced House Bill 5236 (HB5236)…

A recent article at the Daily Chronic indicates some confusion still exists. about the legal and practical effects of a Connecticut hemp bill that went into effect July 1. HB5780 removed any mention of industrial hemp from the Connecticut criminal code that classifies marijuana as a banned controlled substance. From the official summary of the legislation:…

HARTFORD, Conn. (June 30, 2015) Tomorrow, a new law takes effect removing the ban on industrial hemp farming in Connecticut, setting the stage to nullify in practice the federal prohibition on the same.  Introduced by State Reps. Melissa Ziobron (R-34) and Aundré Bumgardner (R-41), House Bill 5780 (HB5780) opens the door for a full-scale commercial hemp…