Connecticut recently became the latest state to authorize the production of hemp, as Governor Lamont signed a bill which will enable the growth of the state's industrial hemp industry. The law authorizes the state's Department of Agriculture to implement a hemp research pilot program and allows for commercial hemp farming in the state. State officials hope that the new bill will provide a boost to the state's agricultural industry and rural economies which rely heavily on farming.
Connecticut House Democrats on Thursday announced a package of proposed legislation that would not only legalize recreational marijuana in the state, but would also expunge the records of people who have been convicted of low-level marijuana possession charges.
Connecticut is engaged in many debates to solve its budget crisis. From tolls, to soda taxes, to legalizing recreational marijuana, there are a myriad of potential state revenue drivers up for discussion. One area that Brown Paindiris & Scott is watching carefully is the issue of legalizing recreational marijuana because of its potential impact on the legal system.
Is legal marijuana a possible solution to Connecticut's tax-induced exodus of residents to other states?