Wilton Select Board meeting to discuss marijuana permits and ordinances

The Wilton Board of Selectpersons.

WILTON – Though there were several issues brought to the table at last night’s Wilton select board meeting, the item of most deliberation was the proposition of holding a public hearing regarding the amending of the restriction on permits that the town can give to new businesses who hope to grow or sell marijuana. The motion was previously alluded to in the last Wilton town meeting but was resumed this week via the discussion on Rick Collins’ latest request for a cultivation permit for a new warehouse in which to grow marijuana plants.

According to Charlie Lavin, the planning board has already approved it, but there was concern among the select board members because the nature of Collins’ project would require the approval of three of the seven total permits the board can approve for all marijuana businesses.

“Maybe putting caps on there wasn’t the best thing for a business-friendly environment,” Lavin said, who was in favor of…

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