East Hartford council set to discuss ban on pot dispensary – Journal Inquirer

EAST HARTFORD — Town Council members say they are considering a ban on allowing cannabis dispensaries in their town, following Enfield’s decision to do the same.

Possession and use of small amounts of marijuana for people age 21 and over became legal in the state on July 1. Retail sales of marijuana in the state should be allowed in 2022, but the legislature included an option for towns to prohibit cannabis establishments by ordinance. Like many other local towns, Enfield started exploring that course of action about two weeks ago.

POT SHOPS OK?

WHAT: A state law passed in June legalized possession and sale of recreational cannabis and allows municipal governments to restrict sale and usage on a local level.

WHEN: East Hartford is considering holding a public meeting in August to discuss limitations on sales.

OTHER TOWNS: Enfield is holding a public hearing Sept. 7 on a proposed ordinance to ban cannabis-related businesses in that town.

East Hartford Town Council Chairman Richard Kehoe said today that Democrats on the council agreed that they need to get a better understanding of the issue, regarding both the law and needs of the town, in order to make a properly

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