Stefanowski Asks Attorney General Tong to Investigate Lamont Administration

June 7, 2022

Stefanowski Asks Attorney General Tong to Investigate Lamont Administration for

Violating Connecticut’s Marijuana Advertising Laws

Branford, CT– Bob Stefanowski, candidate for Governor of Connecticut, asks Attorney General Tong to investigate Lamont Administration for violating Connecticut’s marijuana advertising laws.  

On Sunday, June 5, 2022, Ned Lamont released a video through his official Governor of Connecticut Twitter account promoting the use of recreational marijuana, saying that in Connecticut “it’s cool to smoke some pot.”  Per Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) Sec. 21a-421bb, established by Public Act No. 21-1, promoting the use of marijuana over social media is prohibited unless there is proof that at least 90 per cent of the audience can reasonably be expected to be 21 years of age and older.   

Stefanowski commented, “If Governor Lamont wants to use his bully pulpit to encourage drug use in Connecticut, I guess that’s his choice.  But he should at least abide by his own laws.  A.G. Tong should immediately investigate what steps, if any, Governor Lamont took to ensure that no more than 10 per cent of his 90,500 twitter followers are under the age of 21 as is required by Connecticut Statute.”

“The Governor’s Office and any state agencies responsible for this video should immediately disclose to the public, the amount of taxpayer dollars spent to produce the song and video promoting drug use in Connecticut. If the Governor wants to talk about Connecticut etiquette, perhaps he should start by avoiding using his platform without regard for the under-age audience he influences.”

A copy of the letter to the Attorney General is found in the attached.