As of January 10th, Connecticut started recreational cannabis sales, but some Republican lawmakers have already started introducing bills to roll back key aspects of the new industry. One piece of legislation, H.B. 5434, would do a number of things such as establish caps on the amount of THC per serving, prohibit edible sales, designate cannabis as a Schedule II controlled substance, and temporarily suspend recreational sales until the state’s drug recognition expert certification program is complete. Connecticut’s General Law committee has already voted to reserve the bill for a subject matter public hearing to be held in the future. According to reporting from Hartford Courant, lawmakers say they put forward some of these proposals to create a conversation about how cannabis is consumed in an attempt to establish new guidelines.
Find the full story from Hartford Courtant on their website here: https://www.courant.com/politics/hc-pol-republicans-cannabis-regulation-bill-20230124-7g54euca4bdinnxkibrl3prb5u-story.html
Additional information is available from CT Insider on their website here: https://www.ctinsider.com/cannabis/article/republicans-in-legislature-propose-major-cannabis-17738460.php