Plymouth sets meeting at town hall to hear from residents about marijuana ordinances

Published on Tuesday, 8 March 2022 12:15
Written by BRIAN M. JOHNSON

@brianjohnsonBP

PLYMOUTH – A public hearing has been scheduled at Town Hall to hear the public’s opinion on marijuana ordinances.

The meeting will be held March 14 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of Town Hall at 80 Main St. No votes will be taken at the hearing.

After the state legalized recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 or older on June 1 of last year, some local communities have been establishing ordinances related to the sale of marijuana in town. Many have also established ordinances prohibiting the smoking of marijuana in certain public places.

“The meeting will be in regards to what Plymouth will do as far as marijuana policy,” Mayor Joe Kilduff said. “We will be putting together a draft ordinance that, if adopted, will ban smoking cannabis in public spaces. Bristol has adopted a similar policy. I think that the members of the town council will support such a proposal. I think that even most proponents of allowing sale of marijuana here think it shouldn’t be allowed in public spaces.”

Bristol’s ordinances ban the smoking of marijuana in parks and other recreational spaces. In New Britain, the city also voted to restrict smoking marijuana on city property this January.

The meeting will also seek the public’s input on whether the town should allow the sale of marijuana in town or place some restrictions on it.

“I have had some businesses expressing an interest in opening in town if we do allow for sale,” Kilduff said.

Kilduff encouraged the public to attend the public hearing and to share their thoughts on the matter.

“I encourage the public to participate and give us feedback as these conversations move forward,” he said. “No policy will be adopted until the town council votes on them.”

Prior to the public hearing, a copy of the draft ordinance will be available to view on the town website, plymouthct.us.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or bjohnson@bristolpress.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth, Terryville on Tuesday, 8 March 2022 12:15. Updated: Tuesday, 8 March 2022 12:17.