Whether or not to legalize retail marijuana is an important public policy discussion that involves weighing interests such as the economy and the public health. CT residents have the opportunity to share their views this Friday at a public hearing on the governor's proposal, also known as Senate Bill 888. (Read text here.) If you are interested in testifying or in following the hearing, please check out the info below.
PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE,
CT GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021
SUBJECT MATTER: Cannabis
S.B. No. 888 AN ACT RESPONSIBLY AND EQUITABLY REGULATING ADULT-USE CANNABIS.
The Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on Friday, February 26 beginning at 10:00 A.M. via Zoom. The public hearing can be viewed via YouTube Live. In addition, the public hearing may be recorded and broadcast live on CT-N.com.
TO TESTIFY VIA ZOOM: Register using the On-line Testimony Registration Form. NB: Registration will close on February 25, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. Within 24 hours, you will receive an email with a unique link for you to access the Zoom. Speaker order will be posted on the Judiciary Committee website on February 26, 2021 at 8:00 A.M. under Public Hearing Testimony. If you cannot testify during your time slot, you can use the Cancel button in the email you receive. You will be limited to 3 minutes of oral testimony. You are encouraged to also submit your remarks in writing.
TO TESTIFY BY PHONE: Call the Phone Registrant Line at (860) 240-5255 to leave your contact information.
TO TESTIFY IN WRITING: Email written testimony in Word or PDF format to Judtestimony@cga.ct.gov. The subject line of your email as well as your written testimony should clearly state your name and the bill you are testifying on.
BEGIN YOUR TESTIMONY (written or oral) as follows: “Co-Chair Winfield, Co-Chair Stafstrom and distinguished members of the Judiciary Committee, my name is _________ and I'm a resident of ___________. I'm here to [testify in favor of / testify against / raise concerns regarding] Senate Bill 888.”
Note: All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information. As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.