NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain Area League of Women Voters will be hosting a wide-ranging discussion of marijuana next week at Trinity-On-Main.
The league’s public meeting will feature representatives and experts talking about the pros and cons of Connecticut’s medical marijuana program.
State Reps. Edwin Vargas, D-Hartford, and Peter Tercyak, D-New Britain, will be on hand to speak about the legislative side of legalization.
Robert Lawlor, a drug intelligence officer for the New England High Intensity Drug Trafficking Program, will also be at the meeting.
Ann Speyer, secretary of the LWV, said the organization’s legislative brunch in January was dominated by discussions about marijuana legalization.
“We think this is an issue on the minds of many Connecticut residents,” Speyer wrote in an email.
Last week, the General Asssembly’s Appropriations Committee approved a bill related to marijuana legalization for the first time.
The bill, which will now go to the General Assembly, calls for state officials to develop a plan for the legalization and regulation of the plant.
The discussion will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 16, in the Rotunda Room at Trinity-On-Main, 69 Main St. There is no admission charge.
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