House Passes Medical Marijuana for Children

April 22, 2016

On Wednesday, I was proud to bring out a bill which will allow for the limited use of medical marijuana (non-smokable forms) for children with serious medical conditions, such as epilepsy or cerebral palsy. HB 5450, An Act Concerning The Palliative Use of Marijuana, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 129-13.

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Rep. Ritter at a HARC roundtable

HARC Leadership Award

April 20, 2016

I'm honored to have been selected as this year's recipient of HARC's Governmental Leadership award. HARC is an outstanding Hartford nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and support services for people with intellectual and related disabilities.

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New Legislation to Combat Opioid Addiction

March 21, 2016

Today I joined my colleagues at a press conference to announce new legislation to combat opioid addiction. I'm hopeful that this bill will save lives by preventing opioid addiction and overdoses.

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Interview with Comcast Newsmakers

March 16, 2016

I discussed the budget, Connecticut's opioid crisis, and gun violence in an interview with Comcast Newsmakers. Click through to watch the video.

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