- Sarasota Green Group is on a mission to support cannabis and hemp growers in providing safe, chemical-free products that maximize yields and maintain healthy crops.
- The legislation requires applicants to submit a Social Equity Plan, which would outline their business goals, experience with the enforcement of cannabis laws, plans to work with organizations impacted by law enforcement and reasons why they deserve a retail license, according to The Spokesman-Review .
- In the interim, between now and 2022, when the first retail shops open up, the legislature is charged with putting together the regulatory framework, which includes a licensing scheme [and] the social equity piece, which is ensuring that people who have been disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs have access to this new industry, DeVaughn Ward, Senior Legislative Counsel for the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) , tells Cannabis Business Times .
- It was a pretty different experience to have a bill being sponsored by the governor, Matt Simon, legislative analyst for MPP, tells Cannabis Business Times .
- A different but parallel policy seems to be the goal of the states’ regional approach to cannabis, Simon adds.
- Social and criminal justice are two of the main components that MPP would like to see included in Connecticut’s final cannabis law, he says.
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