Connecticut is not Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon or Washington. Those are all states where weed is — or soon will be — legal for recreational use.
But the Land of Steady Habits is one of 28 that has legalized medical marijuana. The state licenses growers and dispensaries.
Next Thursday (May 18, 7 p.m., Town Hall auditorium), Westport’s Planning & Zoning Commission will discuss whether users could buy it here.
Text Amendment #735 would allow medical marijuana dispensaries to be located in commercial districts — so long as they are 1,000 feet away from protected uses. That list includes schools, daycare centers, parks, public buildings and houses of worship.
Only active, licensed pharmacists can apply for a dispensary license. State regulations also require security systems and restrict advertising.
The hearing is open to the public. Westporters are invited to watch our P&Z commissioners hash this out.
(Click here for the full text of Text Amendment #735.)