To the Editor:
I would like to bring to readers’ attention what appears to be the lack of consideration given to the interests of the residents in the immediate vicinity of the medical marijuana dispensary planned for 255 West River Street in Milford and the process that was kept “below the radar” of most citizens.
While the documented need for medical marijuana is heavy in Fairfield and New Haven counties, why is it that Milford seems to be the one town with two new dispensary sites and a possible third one? One reason is that our zoning rules are among the weakest compared to other surrounding towns. (Or the most generous from the business owner’s perspective.) That is why 9 of the 17 applications the state received were for Milford.