Are medical marijuana dispensaries coming to Westport?

Are medical marijuana dispensaries coming to Westport?

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WESTPORT — After much delay, medical marijuana dispensaries could soon be allowed to set up shop in town. An amendment that would permit medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in town — a measure that has been delayed five times by the zoning board — is set to be decided on Thursday. If passed, pot shops providing palliative care would be constricted to opening in non-residential districts and must be at least 1,000 feet away from any school, public park, public building, public recreation area or place of worship. Katherine Daniel , deputy planning and zoning director, wrote in her April memo to the commission that the text amendment would apply to approximately 60 eligible properties. The memo went on to say that after holding multiple subcommittee meetings to gauge the public’s opinion, it found: “Westport residents testified that they would like to be able to purchase the medical marijuana products prescribed for them by qualified medical doctors without having to travel to other towns.” The bill allowing medical marijuana dispensaries was signed in 2012 and the first six dispensary facilities were opened in September of 2014, according to Lora Rae Anderson , state Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) communications director. The DCP put out a request for application in 2015 and of 17 complete applications, they issued three licenses in January of 2016. The department has yet to issue another request for application. Arrow Alternative Care, Inc. 92 Weston Street, Unit #16, Hartford, CT 06120 angelo@arrowalternativecare.com www.arrowalternativecare.com (860) 231-7050 Arrow Alternative Care #2, Inc. 255 West River Road, Milford, CT 06461 angelo@arrowalternativecare.com www.arrowalternativecare.com (203) 874-4673 Bluepoint Wellness of Connecticut 471 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405 info@bluepointwellnessct.com www.bluepointwellnessct.com (203) 488-1388 Caring Nature, LLC 237 East Aurora St, Waterbury, CT 06708 info@caringnaturedispensary.com www.caringnaturedispensary.com (203) 437-8477 Compassionate Care Center of Connecticut/D&B […]

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