HB 5450 An Act Concerning the Palliative Use of Marijuana is official!
We are proud to say we were at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford on Friday, April 29, 2016. We went inside at 1:30 p.m. and actually briefly spoke to Governor Malloy and explained why we were there. We requested to be invited when he signed the bill and I told him my mind was made up: the bill would pass. I went into the senate chambers around 2:30 p.m., watching our political system in play, again, my mind was made up the bill would pass. The actual session started at 5:50 p.m. and we kept on top of everything. Around 7:00 p.m. I left for dinner. The cafeteria was closed so I had to walk three blocks to a Subway that is takeout only, picked up my food, come back to eat on top of a skid in the hallway. One guy said: "You picked a good spot to eat." HB 5450 was brought up at 8:08 p.m. and I just followed every moment of it, feeling everything from admiration, interest, disgust, fortitude and perseverance, because I believed the bill would pass. Then finally at 11:43 p.m. HB 5450 passed. Although this bill was not exclusive to us for me to say I was feeling ecstatic, elated and damn proud is an understatement. The bottom line is it felt so good that we were able to make this come to fruition and then pass. The 3-hours and 35 minutes, yes, it was long, but truly worth it.