In 2010, five CT citizens from across the state gathered at a Community Center exchanging goals and ideas on what can be done to change the way Connecticut viewed marijuana issues. Since then, our education of issues dear to many has broadened. HempCT History was made.
Thru a generous grant from Drug Policy Alliance, HempCT hosted an NO MORE DRUG WAR event on June 18, 2011. In memory of the the 40 years of the WAR ON DRUGS, HempCT brought together CT groups including, ADWF, SSDP, NormL, Leap, My Brothers Keeper, Women of Voices of Color to exchange views on the civil injustices infringed upon.
Since then, HempCT lobbied for The Good Samaritian, Decriminalization and for Medical Marijuana laws alongside key organizations and advocates.
Miss Lindsey Beck, who designed and crafted the HempCT square for the Moms4Marijuana Cannabis quilt, gave a powerful testimony at the Public Hearing.
In 2013; HempCT organized the first Event in conjunction with the
GLOBAL MARIJUANA MARCH.
With the efforts of so many activists, we funded our event thru
advertising in our event program, Vending
and our wonderful donors to our SWAG BAG Grab Bag.
In 2014, we came back -
so many NEW faces working diligently TOGETHER for a common goal.
August 2014, HempCT was host organization for the CT stop
of the Dare Me 4 Charity national reality show.
A show which brought NON PROFITS together to participate in
a once in a lifetime event.
A chance for non profits to bring exposure
and a chance to win monetary prizes.
The March continues on May 2, 2015 at Bushnell Park--Hartford
Click on program cover to view entire program
So "why HempCT?" because we are a fantastic and energetic group of people working shoulder to shoulder with communities
to undo the brainwashing many have suffered and offer support on a variety of issues at the legislative level