The use of marijuana for legal medical treatment has passed through the state legislature, but some local residents are concerned that the new law could open up a world of trouble when it comes to preventing recreational use in town.
Now members of the Planning and Zoning Commission are attempting to do their part to try and help make sure any production, sale and distribution of marijuana is properly regulated – and they are asking for help from the public in determining the best way to move forward.
Steve Kalkowski, chairman of the commission’s Continuous Improvement Committee, is asking residents to join him tonight at 7 p.m. in as the committee hosts a public input session into how to zone medical marijuana in Southington.
“It’s an effort to make sure everything is properly regulated in accordance with state law,” Kalkowski said.
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The legislature . The legalization has left some in the community concerned, however.
Director Sue Saucier is among those who have expressed concerns over how to regulate and told the Record-Journal that she is in favor of trying to keep any medical marijuana stores from being brought into Southington:
“If we can not have any dispensaries in Southington, that’s something I’d be in favor of,” Saucier said.
So where do you stand on medical marijuana? Was it the right decision to legalize? How would you like to see the town regulate the distribution? If a store must be allowed, where would you have it put?
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