Connecticut Makes Headway on Cannabis Legalization (Sort Of): Week in Review

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<![CDATA[The 2021 wave of cannabis legalization may pick up another surge of momentum when the Connecticut House of Representatives reconvenes for a special session. Legislators were backed into this last-minute maneuver after House Republicans threatened to filibuster the legalization measure and stomp on its prospects for passage. “[It’s] very unfortunate that the House GOP chose to stay on the sidelines all session long on this issue and then, at the 11th hour, deny a vote in the regular order. But make no mistake, legal cannabis will become law,” Democratic Rep. Steve Stafstrom, who co-chairs the Joint Judiciary Committee, tweeted earlier this week.It’s a good reminder, yet again, that legalization efforts are far from a done deal—even in states facing the mounting geographic/political pressure of neighboring cannabis markets. New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts: This phalanx of legal cannabis is enough to drive legislative advocacy, but not enough to finish the job on its own. States like Connecticut and many others need willing, engaged participants on both sides of the aisle.We’ve rounded up some of the major cannabis headlines from the week right here:As states across the U.S. offer various incentives for residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine, the cannabis industry has lent its support to the cause. Read more After a series of Cannabis Business Times, Cannabis Dispensary and Hemp Grower features on delta-8 THC, Assistant Editor Andriana Ruscitto now addresses delta-10: “Delta-10 is typically produced more predominantly through extraction or converted from delta-9 through isomerization, he says. Transforming delta-9 to delta-10 (or delta-8) is possible because they have the same chemical compounds, just different structures.” Read more Less than a month after debuting on the Nasdaq Stock Market, Colombia-based cultivator Flora Growth is connecting its cannabis pipeline to Europe through a manufacturing and distribution partnership with Hoshi International. Read more After House Republicans…

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