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Shelton Zoners Want Moratorium on Medical Marijuana

Potential medical marijuana growers and sellers may have to wait longer if they want to do business in Shelton.

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a 7 p.m. public hearing Aug. 28 in City Hall on a "[nine-month] moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries and procedures."

The state's proposed medical marijuana law, on the site of the state Department of Consumer Protection, is 76 pages long. Other questions about medical marijuana can be answered here.

Zoning Administrator Rick Schultz said as far as he knows, Shelton may be the only one seeking a moratorium. Communities can seek a moratorium lasting as long as a year, but Shelton Zoning officials felt six months was too short and a year too long.

The problem is that "towns are acting on this without the [state] regulations in place," Schultz said.

Also, there are only a few slots for medical marijuana businesses in Connecticut, he added.
Colleen K. Peltomaa August 28, 2013 at 12:43 PM
Don't you find it interesting that there is no such concept as "medical alcohol"?
Infidel81 August 29, 2013 at 08:44 AM
Paranoia abounds about medical marijuana 'til someone in the family needs relief from the effects of chemo-therapy. Then it's a different story.
Alexander Hamilton September 02, 2013 at 09:18 AM
Colleen, actually there is the equivalent of medical alcohol in pain killers, tranquilizers, and sleeping pills. This is exactly the problem that medical marijuana seeks to solve. Pain killers work well but are highly addictive. So instead of pain killers marijuana is given.
Colleen K. Peltomaa September 02, 2013 at 09:49 AM
Alex, thanks for the data, yes I agree. The worst I've ever taken for pain is aspirin. Excessiveness of addiction is not complementary to one's personal development, imho.

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