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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Committee Mulls Medical Marijuana Dispensary

By James Lomuscio

Representatives of a proposed medical marijuana dispensary turned down by the Bridgeport Zoning Commission last week came to Westport tonight in the hope of convincing the Planning and Zoning Commission’s (P&Z) Medical Maijuana Subcommittee that a such a facility could work in town. Image
Three-time cancer victim Angela Fiorini of Monroe displays her medical marijuana prescription card outside a P&Z Medical Marijuana Subcommittee meeting tonight. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) James Lomuscio for

But P&Z Chairman Chip Stephens, who chairs the subcommittee, insisted that the argument put forth by Ray Rizzio, attorney for Trumbull-based D&B Wellness, was premature.

Rizzio said that the company he represents was turned down by Bridgeport because of “hysteria.”

“We’re not here to judge,” said Stephens. “We’re here to determine, if it were to become permissible, where it would be be.”

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