Media Awareness Project Drug News
  1. US CT: Fourth Legislative Committee Holds Recreational Pot Hearing

    Hartford Courant, 02 Apr 2018 - FOCUSES ON TAXATION On Monday, the finance, revenue and bonding committee became the fourth panel to hold a public hearing on recreational marijuana this legislative session. This time, on a bill that focuses on the taxation of marijuana and marijuana products sold in the state should they be legalized.
  2. US CT: Third Recreational Marijuana Bill Up For Hearing Includes

    Hartford Courant, 28 Mar 2018 - A third committee held a public hearing on a third recreational marijuana bill Wednesday, despite a separate bill on the controversial issue facing bipartisan opposition last week. The legislation up for hearing in the appropriations committee Wednesday, H.B. 5394, calls for developing a plan for the legalization and regulation of cannabis. Unlike the two prior bills, the third seeks to provide substance abuse treatment, prevention, education and awareness programs.
  3. US CT: Legislative Committee Will Consider Bill Legalizing Marijuana

    Hartford Courant, 13 Mar 2018 - The idea's been floated before, but recreational marijuana's backers have so far been unable to convince the Land of Steady Habits to legalize a new one. The legislature's General Law Committee will weigh a new bill legalizing the retail sale of marijuana at a public hearing. The hearing, originally scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed until Thursday because of the snowstorm.
  4. US CT: Medicinal Marijuana Urged To Help Combat Deadly Opioid

    Hartford Courant, 26 Feb 2018 - People who were addicted to opioids and those who lost loved ones to opioid overdoses offered emotional testimony Monday urging state officials to approve medical marijuana as an alternative painkiller that could help halt Connecticut's deadly opioid epidemic. "My passion and drive to achieve this is fueled by my personal experience battling pharmaceutical drug addiction solely with the use of cannabis," Cody Roberts of Seymour told the state Board of Physicians, which is charged with approving conditions for the state's medical marijuana program. Roberts testified he's lost eight friends in the past year to opioid overdoses, and has been addicted himself.
  5. US CT: Public Hearing On Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

    Hartford Courant, 16 Feb 2018 - In a change from the past, the legislature's general law committee will hold a public hearing on whether the state should legalize recreational marijuana. In a change from the past, the legislature's general law committee will hold a public hearing on whether the state should legalize recreational marijuana. (Getty Images)
  6. US CT: Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Would Be Costly To State And

    Hartford Courant, 15 Feb 2018 - Opponents of recreational marijuana legalization in Connecticut argued Thursday it would cost the state more than it would collect in tax revenue. Legalization would cost the state $216 million in 2020, "far outweighing even the rosiest tax projections," a report released Thursday by Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), a group dedicated to stopping the legalization of marijuana, says.
  7. US CT: UConn Study: Teenage Pot And Alcohol Use Can Reduce Success

    Hartford Courant, 06 Nov 2017 - Teens who use a lot of marijuana and alcohol are less likely to have a full time job when they grow up, or to get a college education or get married, according to a new study by University of Connecticut researchers. The study of 1,165 young adults from across the U.S. also found that dependence on pot and booze may also have a "more severe effect on young men" than on young women.
  8. US CT: Police: Shootings That Left 2 Dead Were Drug-Related

    Hartford Courant, 25 Sep 2017 - Two men were killed in Hartford in a few-hour span Friday into Saturday. Six people were shot, two fatally, in separate narcotics-related shootings in Hartford Friday night and Saturday morning, police said.
  9. US CT: Oped: Should Parents Lie About Smoking Pot?

    Hartford Courant, 07 Jul 2017 - "Hey, Mom. Have you ever smoked weed?" The only question perhaps trickier than this would include either algebra or an unwanted marriage proposal. I kind of thought I didn't have to worry anymore about getting asked this question. The teen questioner and I had just sat down to lunch at Plan B with his grandmother. It totally threw me off.