The first 2 items on the Planning & Zoning Commission agenda for Thursday, March 15, are straightforward: applications for a building and parking lot on Elm Street.
The second 2 items are different.
Shoreline Alternative Care — which runs the new integrative pharmacy near Shake Shack — is applying for a special permit and site plan approval for a medical marijuana dispensary facility, and a change of use from restaurant non-patron area to retail, for 833 Post Road East. That’s the former Bertucci’s restaurant, at the foot of the Sherwood Island Connector.
Then, Acreage Connecticut LLC requests a special permit and site plan approval for its own medical marijuana facility and wellness center, for 1505 Post Road East. That’s the former Blockbuster video rental center.
Connecticut legalized medical marijuana in 2012. There are currently 9 dispensaries in the state. Two are in Milford; one each are in Bethel, Branford, Bristol, Hartford, South Windsor, Uncasville and Waterbury.
There are 4 grow facilities, in Portland, Simsbury, Watertown and West Haven.
The P&Z’s March 15 meeting is at 7 p.m., in Town Hall. The public may comment on the applications. Click here for the full agenda.
(Hat tip: Dick Lowenstein)