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Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven) called Lamont’s agenda “a disappointing display of one-party rule and partisan politics."
The comics plan to make guest appearances at the openings of the dispensaries.
"People have no idea that corn is pervasive in a global economy," said Gilbertie.
"When it is time for harvesting, you are dealing with plants the height of a man," Lonsdale said.
Owner Ted Dumbauld selected the “1420” moniker as a nod to the Connecticut Senate’s 14-to-20 vote against alcohol prohibition in 1919.
"It's brand new and people are still learning," said Wentzel about the state's hemp industry. "Thankfully, the hemp community is about people helping each other out."
Connecticut has licensed 82 hemp growers, two processors, and 21 manufacturers under the program for the cultivation, harvesting, processing, and manufacturing of hemp plants and by-products in the state.
The Connecticut Farm Bureau Association, which supported the bill’s passage, estimates that an acre of hemp could generate 500-1,500 pounds of dried flowers worth $37,500-150,000.