A public hearing is being held tonight in Danbury on the proposed temporary moratorium of recreational marijuana sales in the City. The Zoning Commission received a positive referral from the Planning Commission, which met last week.
Planning Director Sharon Calitro says it would be a year or less and would prohibit applications, petitions and issuances of permits related to cannabis establishments. The zoning regulations would define cannabis establishments, though there are definitions contained in the state legislation. The local decisions would also be about how to regulate cannabis-associated uses, where the appropriate places would be, evaluate what the legislation means for Danbury, and what the city can do should officials decide to allow these establishments.
Medical dispensaries are permitted under existing zoning regulations, but those businesses are now allowed to apply to sell recreational pot under the recreational cannabis bill. The moratorium would apply to new medical marijuana applications as well.
The regular meeting starts at 7:30pm, but people can join after 7pm.
Meeting ID: 853 1733 7594