Decriminalization of Marijuana

On April 5, 2011, in Blog, Frontpage, Lobbying, by NHobbs

The Dems kicked off their work on the decriminalization of marijuana in CT last week with a panel on Monday featuring panelists Mike Lawlor, C. Christian Young, and Ken Krayeske. The panelists discussed the merits of decriminalizing marijuana in CT and the feasibility of making this a reality. They highlighted how arrests for possession of marijuana discriminate against minorities and how decriminalization would save the state money. Senator Martin Looney has recently introduced a bill in the state legislature that would classify the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana as an infraction, rather than a criminal offense, with a maximum penalty of $100. For more details about the panel and decriminalization of marijuana in CT, check out the YDN, President Marina Keegan’s YDN op-ed, and the New Haven Register.



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