New Year / New Opportunities

In Connecticut, and across the entire northeast we are on the cusp of Adult-Use Legalization of cannabis! This is not a given. We need EVERYONE to speak up and come out of that Canna Closet! This industry is coming. We can be in front of it and help shape it, or we can get run over by it.

SO… Anyone who wants to see:

·       Grow rights

·       Equity programs

·       Expungement of Cannabis Convictions

·       Social consumption lounges

·       More growers

·       More dispensaries

·       More opportunities

I’m talking to you! If you have any suggestions or ideas then you NEED to show up and be heard by the people who actually make the decisions. If the polls show 66% in favor, we can need more than just a few of us (usually the same faces) to show up and make our voices heard. Our elected officials will NOT believe that Adult Use Legalization is actually something the people want if it’s just the voices of a few.

It does not mean that you must show up to the hearings. ANYONE can submit testimony online! It is up to you to participate and be the change, or just complain about what everyone else did. Let’s do this correctly the 1st time. We can learn from how others have succeeded and failed.

It's Midterm Election Time!

Midterm elections are here. The midterms have a lower turnout than presidential elections. Many people feel as though the midterm elections are not as important. It doesn’t help that the media doesn’t cover these elections as thoroughly as they do when there is a presidential election. This makes it even more difficult to find out where your candidates stand on the issues that matter to you. Therefore many of us decide not to vote because we feel as though these elections must not be as “important or impactful” to our current situation and we just don’t know enough (or in many cases anything) about the candidates.

The truth is that the midterms usually have more impact on each of us personally and locally than do the presidential elections. The federal government will decide the direction of the country. The local and state legislators decide what is best for your state, counties, and towns. This obviously will have an impact in your specific community. Each of us have different priorities (outside of cannabis) that will cause us to vote one way or the other. The important part is to get out there and vote. I included a few places you can quickly check out where your candidates stand.

We all have our reasons for voting and I am not interested in convincing you of anything, but please just go vote. Seriously… Go! Maybe we can reinforce to our legislators that if they are not doing what they said, or what we want… we will vote for someone who will. That is how and why our democracy is set up the way it is!