On Monday, the Bridgeport, CT zoning commission rejected a plan to open a medical marijuana farm in the town. Now, Mayor Bill Finch is speaking out, saying that the zoning commission is not doing enough to support economic growth.
In an interview with The Connecticut Post, Finch said the Planning and Zoning Commission should be more pro-business. He pointed out that the medical marijuana farm is a legal use of the land and that zoning officials should not attempt to stall out business plans that could bring growth to the city.
The zoning commission, on the other hand, believed that there were too many unknown factors associated with allowing a marijuana farm to open and believed their rejection of the proposal to be appropriate. Committee members expressed concerns about safety and security of allowing a medical marijuana growing operation to open in their town.