News 8’s ‘High Hopes’ week begins Monday, April 29 at 11 p.m.


(WTNH) — With the hot topic of pending marijuana legislation in Connecticut, and legislative votes already happening with steps towards legalizing recreational marijuana, News 8 is spending a week looking at the various impact pot on the residents of the state.

Join us daily at 11 p.m. for High Hopes week on News 8. Watch live on TV, online or in our News 8 app.

On Monday, April 29th: News 8’s Samaia Hernandez heads to the University of Connecticut showcasing ‘Cannabis 101’ – a course offered by the university to learn about cannabis cultivation in the classroom.

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Tuesday, April 30th: We go in to the emergency room looking at the medical impacts of marijuana use. News 8’s Samaia Hernandez speaks to doctors about the symptoms and side-effects of the drug.

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Wednesday, May 1st: DUI checkpoints use breathelizers, but what about a pot stop? News 8’s Darren Kramer looks at how police will enforce driving under the influence of marijuana.

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Thursday, May 2nd: CBD oil has become a growing trend for people but now also extending to pets. News 8’s Jocelyn Maminta speaks to pet owners who are using CBD oil for their dogs and cats.

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Friday, May 3rd: To close out ‘High Hopes’ week, News 8’s George Colli looks at the financial impact of recreational marijuana and what that can mean for businesses and the state of Connecticut.

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