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Pro-Marijuana Groups to Co-Host Connecticut’s 2018 Gubernatorial Debate


Connecticut NORML and Yale University’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy are co-hosting the 2018 Gubernatorial Debate. The groups will ask the candidates about marijuana legalization, hemp production, the current medical marijuana program and criminal justice reform. Other topics will also be discussed.

The event takes place on November 28 from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., NORML reports. The Sheffield Sterling Strathcona at Yale University is the location of the event. Those that wish to attend should gather in room 114. Aaron J. Romano, the legal advisor for Connecticut NORML, will moderate the event. Those that cannot attend, can view the happenings on Connecticut NORML’s Facebook page.

Confirmed to attend are:

  • Dan Drew – Mayor of Middleton
  • Jonathan Harris – former State Senator
  • Micah Welintukonis – an Afghanistan war veteran

Following Governor Dan Malloy’s public opposition to marijuana legalization, efforts to legalize recreational use stalled in the 2017 legislative session. Polls indicate that 70-percent of Connecticut voters support legalizing and taxing recreational marijuana.