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Leaders see ‘nothing but upside’ in Danbury’s draft law to permit new marijuana retail businesses

DANBURY — A draft legislation that would permit 4 varieties of marijuana businesses which include recreational pot income drew praise from city leaders as a conservative and conscientious approach to regulating a drug that towns in border states have integrated into their financial system.

“I believe it’s a home run – it’s an awesome get started,” explained Paul Rotello, the City Council’s Democratic minority chief, throughout a community listening to on the draft marijuana law this earlier 7 days. “I consider there is very little but upside with this proposal.”

Rotello is referring to draft legislation that would cap the variety of cannabis companies at four citywide and confine them to specific commercial and industrial zones in which the cannabis firms wouldn’t impinge on schools, parks and church buildings. The draft pot law bans seven kinds of cannabis businesses that would not create a exclusive 3 p.c tax that Danbury could invest on community building.

“A full bunch of imagined went into this,” said Metropolis Council member Duane Perkins, during a 3-and-a-50 % hour general public hearing on July 12. “I’m happy we are acquiring to a stage where by we can put forth some laws.”

How shortly the new regulation could go into effect relies upon on when the Zoning Commission closes a public hearing on the draft legislation and votes — motion that could materialize as soon as its subsequent meeting on July 26.