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Local lawmaker introduces bill creating permanent cannabis commission

State Labor Committee Chair Danbury State Senator Julie Kushner has introduced legislation to establish a permanent cannabis commission, a long-term cannabis jobs training program and an equity focused task force.  The bill will be up for a public hearing on Tuesday. 

Kushner says as the state considers a whole new industry in legal cannabis, which has the potential to create thousands of new jobs, other aspects should be considered from the very beginning.  The bill, among other things creates a framework for 6 license types: Cultivation, Manufacturing, Retail, Testing Lab, Delivery, and Microbusiness.  With Labor Peace Agreements and equity provisions, Kushner says the state can ensure that these are good jobs with good benefits for all. 

The proposal would also allow for increased Research at the UConn Cannabis Sciences department, and allow for adults over the age of 21 to grow up to 6 plants at home.

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