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Cannabis Entrepreneur Hercules Previews Start Of Recreational Sales In CT

Ryan Caron King
Connecticut Public Radio

It’s been 9 months since state lawmakers legalized cannabis for recreational use here in Connecticut – and 2 months since would-be cannabis entrepreneurs could apply for licenses to sell cannabis. One such applicant was Hartford City Council Member and Defense Attorney Tiana Hercules. She's working to open what she calls a "luxury, adult-use" cannabis dispensary in Hartford called "Lady Jane." Councilwoman Hercules joined "All Things Considered" to talk about…

  • The state's legislative process regarding cannabis
  • Why she's happy that many state towns are banning cannabis sales
  • Her reaction to those who say legalized cannabis is bad for society
  • Her thoughts on efforts to ban "gifting"
  • What she'll be discussing as part of a University of St. Joseph Speaker Series panel at the college’s Crystal Room on April 19th.
John Henry Smith is Connecticut Public’s host of All Things Considered, its flagship afternoon news program. He's proud to be a part of the team that won a regional Emmy Award for The Vote: A Connecticut Conversation. In his 21st year as a professional broadcaster, he’s covered both news and sports.

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