Lawmakers and Gov. Ned Lamont are negotiating a bill that would legalize cannabis, but in order to do that, they will need to figure out a way forward that’s equitable for communities impacted for decades by the war on drugs.

“You’re not going have an equity situation where you own everything and I work for you for $15 an hour. No, that’s not going to happen,” Sen. Doug McCrory, D-Hartford, said. 

McCrory says there is no cannabis legalization without equity. 

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