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What Is The 2012 Connecticut Primary Project

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connecticut medical marijuanaThe 2012 Connecticut Primary Project

I was browsing the web, and I came across a group from Connecticut that is fighting for marijuana reform. One of my favorite things to do on TWB is help spread the word about organizations like these. Here is some information from their website below. If you are from Connecticut, check them out and get active!

VISION

We envision a society in which:

1) People are no longer subject to arrest, imprisonment, or fines for the possession, cultivation, or exchange of marijuana.

2) Marijuana is regulated similarly to tobacco and alcohol, produced and distributed by legitimate, tax-paying businesses.

MISSION

Our mission is to mobilize Connecticut’s marijuana reform community to field and support pro-legalization candidates in this year’s major party primary elections for the State Senate and State House of Representatives.

The purpose of this website is to mobilize Connecticut’s marijuana reform community to participate in this year’s major-party primary elections for the State Senate and State House of Representatives. By mounting primary election challenges to our opponents in the General Assembly, we the voters will send a clear signal to our legislators that support for marijuana prohibition is an electoral liability.

Use our Legislative Report Card to find your state legislators and check their voting records. If you’re not happy with what you see, Sign Up to connect with like-minded voters from your State Senate or State House District.

If we can score some victories this year, great. If not, we’ll at least have a strong foundation for the 2014 elections.

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Johnny Green

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  1. Hi Johnny, Thanks for the shout-out!

    Basically, the problem we have in Connecticut is a state legislature that is less progressive on marijuana policy than the voters. As our state doesn’t have a ballot initiative process, there’s no way for voters to bypass the legislature. So, we need to scare the shit out of our opponents in the General Assembly by making it clear that voting against marijuana reform bills is going to get them kicked out of office.

    As in most states, Connecticut’s legislative districts are drawn in such a way that nearly every district is either safely Republican or Democrat. The probability of an incumbent losing in a general election is less than 9% for a State Representative and 3% for a State Senator. Yet, when faced with a primary election challenge, the probability of the incumbent losing is nearly 20%.

    Unfortunately, very few voters are familiar with the primary election process, and even fewer actually participate. Our site aims to arm the reform community with knowledge about this process in order to get pro-legalization candidates elected to the General Assembly with the goal of ending marijuana prohibition in our state by 2016.

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