Connecticut Mayor Backs Medical Marijuana Farm for City

Mayor Bill Finch wants zoning commissioners to speed up economic growth and that includes approving a medical marijuana farm.

“We’ve got to move things quicker,” Finch, a Democrat, said in an interview Wednesday following his weekly “brown bag lunch” with constituents.

Finch spoke at length on the challenges faced by the Park City and also criticized the Planning and Zoning Commission.

“We don’t want the zoning board creating road blocks,” Finch said, adding, “Part of it’s my fault. I appoint them.”

Asked afterward to elaborate, Finch said, “I just think in general zoning in every city takes too long. And people get way far afield.”

He referred to the commission’s rejection Monday of Fairfield resident Rob Schulter’s request to locate a “hydroponic plan cultivation business” — a pot farm — in leased space at a warehouse at 50 Hastings St.

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