After several years of advocacy, the Connecticut Legislature recently passed the Connecticut Parentage Act, a comprehensive bill designed to modernize the rules regarding the creation of legal parent-child ties. The state’s governor, Ned Lamont, in the news this week for signing a bill to make Connecticut the first state to provide incarcerated people with free phone calls, approved this important parentage bill at the end of May.
'We can get it right': With Connecticut, recreational marijuana use has now been legalized in nearly half of the US
Connecticut became the 19th state to legalize recreational use of marijuana Tuesday, when Gov. Ned Lamont signed a highly anticipated bill which hopes to address racial inequities stemming from the nation's war on drugs. “We had a chance to learn from others, and I think we’ve got it right here in the state of Connecticut,” said Lamont, referring to the multiyear effort to finally pass a legalization bill during a ceremony at the state capital.
The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Josh Elliott and Sen. Martin M. Looney, will make all voice communication, including video and electronic mail services, free to those incarcerated and those who are receiving the communication. According to the bill, the services will also be free of charge to those in juvenile detention facilities.
Inmates will get 90 minutes of phone calls at no charge and the cost will be provided by the taxpayers. Gov. Ned Lamont signed the bill into law June 16, and it will go into effect on October 22, 2022, for adult facilities and October 1, 2022, for juvenile facilities.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday signed a bill making Connecticut the 19th state to legalize recreational use of marijuana, which remains an illegal drug under federal law. People age 21 and older will be allowed to possess and consume marijuana beginning on July 1 under the new law, which also lays the groundwork for a new cannabis industry in the state and attempts to address racial inequities stemming from the nation’s war on drugs.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont on Tuesday (June 22, 2021) passed the law that allows the recreational use of marijuana in the US state, the 18th to pass a similar measure and the 5th only in 2021. People over 21 will be able to possess up to approximately 40 grams of marijuana per person and 140 grams at home or in the car starting July 1st.
More than a month after Gov. Ned Lamont lifted COVID restrictions, towns are still taking different approaches to mask use in government buildings. “We follow state guidance, and we have followed state guidance all along throughout the pandemic,” Old Saybrook First Selectman Carl Fortuna said.
AAA is raising concerns about Connecticut legalizing recreational marijuana and driving safety. It says a recent study found crash rates jumped in states that have legalized recreational cannabis. The organization says it pushed for several traffic safety regulations to be part of the new Connecticut law including increased training for police.
Philip Morris International, the Big Tobacco icon struggling to reinvent itself as a purveyor of e-cigarettes, is moving its headquarters to Connecticut from its home adjacent to Grand Central Terminal in New York. The publicly traded company announced the move Tuesday before trading opened on the New York Stock Exchange, where its stock price inched above $100 on Monday.
At the Town Council meeting Tuesday night, West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor suspended the agenda to introduce a resolution asking the town manager to study and make recommendations regarding the sale and use of cannabis in the town. By Ronni Newton The West Hartford Town Council had a regularly scheduled meeting just hours after Gov.
It’s official: Gov. Ned Lamont gave the final needed signature Tuesday to make recreational cannabis use legal in Connecticut for adults over 21 as of July 1. Adults may possess up to 1.5 ounces of weed “on their person” and up to five ounces “in their homes or locked in their car, truck or glove box.”
Connecticut has officially become the nineteenth state to light one up. Gov. Ned Lamont signed a bill into law Tuesday making it legal for adults 21 and older to possess up to 1.5 ounces of marijuana on their person and up to 5 ounces in a locked container concealed in car glove box or trunk, starting July 1.
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Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday signed a bill making Connecticut the 19th state to legalize recreational use of marijuana, which remains an illegal drug under federal law. People 21 and older will be allowed to possess and consume marijuana beginning on July 1 under the new law, which also lays the groundwork for a new cannabis industry in the state.
Connecticut’s governor on Tuesday signed a bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, making his state the 19th to do so. The bill also erases certain marijuana-related convictions and reserves business licenses for people in communities impacted by the war on drugs. “For decades, the war on cannabis caused injustices and created disparities while doing little to protect public health and safety,” Governor Ned Lamont said in a statement.
Connecticut's governor on Tuesday signed a bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, making his state the 19th to do so. The bill also erases certain marijuana-related convictions and reserves business licenses for people in communities impacted by the war on drugs. "For decades, the war on cannabis caused injustices and created disparities while doing little to protect public health and safety," Governor Ned Lamont said in a statement.
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Government officials and education leaders in Connecticut are exploring tech’s role in the future of teaching and learning. One of the key takeaways was the chance to personalize instruction through technology, although some said it’s just as important to ensure children have access as it is to determine what happens once they do.
Governor Ned Lamont has signed a bill that legalizes adult recreation use of pot in Connecticut. He said it's the most comprehensive legalization law in the country, and added he hopes it will help eliminate the disparity in the enforcement of drug laws. “For a lot of white kids it really wasn’t enforced.
PROSPECT, CT (WFSB) - Connecticut became the 19th state to legalize recreational marijuana. Though historic for the state, the Town of Prospect does not want to see recreational pot stores within its town limits. Now that Gov. Ned Lamont signed the bill, it will be legal for adults 21 and older to possess up to 1.5 ounces of marijuana on July 1.