Vermont Town Adamantly Against Medical Marijuana DispensaryBy Sativa Galore October 5, 2012
FAIR HAVEN, VT — The town planning commission in Fair Haven, Vt., says it does not want a medical marijuana dispensary.
The Rutland Herald reports that commission members say they are working on prohibiting the dispensaries as part of an update to the town’s zoning ordinance.
“We decided that we don’t want one in Fair Haven,” commission member Bonnie Rosati said at a meeting Wednesday night.
She said the commission first discussed dispensaries when Act 65, which authorized four medical marijuana dispensaries around the state, was approved by the Legislature last year.
The zoning ordinance would ban medical marijuana from all districts, giving the town control to deny any application.
The state has approved four medical marijuana dispensaries around Vermont.
Registered medical marijuana patients can still grow their own plants and become members at other dispensaries. Two dispensaries have been licensed so far in Burlington and Waterbury.