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Newtown puts moratorium on retail cannabis establishments

Newtown has put a temporary moratorium on retail cannabis establishments and medical marijuana facilities.  This applies to cultivators, producers, retailers, and medicinal dispensaries.  The prohibition becomes effective on July 24th and rescinds zoning that allows medical marijuana dispensaries in Newtown. 

First Selectman Dan Rosenthal told the Planning and Zoning Commission at their recent hearing on the proposal that the prudent approach is to prohibit cannabis establishments until they better understand the dynamics of the new law.

The moratorium will not affect adults who may now possess marijuana for their own use.  The new law allows patients in Connecticut’s medical marijuana program to have three mature marijuana plants and three smaller plants in their home.  That expands to the general adult public in 2023.