Opinions are mixed about the possibility of a medical marijuana dispensary opening up on the Silas Deane Highway in Wethersfield after the owner of a realty company and manager of a bakery applied to allow one.
“Personally I say no,” said Linda Businski, of Wethersfield.
“I’ve seen some people taking medical marijuana and it’s like a medication,” said East Hartford resident, Anna Maria O’Dea. “You’re not going to see people walking around stoned you know. I believe it’s a good idea for chronic illness, especially for cancer.”
Rino Mozzicato, the owner of RM Realty and manager at Mozzicato’s Bakery in Plainville, is asking the planning and zoning commission to allow it.
Marijuana dispensaries are not permitted in Wethersfield and the application is to change those regulations.
The proposed amendment says the dispensary would have to be at least 1,000 feet away from churches and schools.
Town officials said the Mozzicatos own property in Wethersfield, although the application doesn’t specify an address for the dispensary.
We reached out multiple times to Rino Mozzicato for comment but have not heard back. There will be a public hearing next Tuesday.