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SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — Even before the state has adopted regulations for growing and dispensing medical marijuana, Shelton's zoning commission wants a time-out.


The board is proposing a six-month moratorium on putting regulations in place so commission members will have time to study proposed rules.


"It was felt that it was best to have some time to review the regulations, so that we don't misstep," Commission Chairwoman Ruth Parkins told the Connecticut Post (http://bit.ly/17WXdLe ).


The state approved a medical marijuana law last year and the Department of Consumer Protection is drafting regulations about how the law will be implemented.


Questions focus on whether facilities growing marijuana would be light-industrial, light manufacturing or agricultural, Parkins said. She also said officials need to know about licensing and security.


Shelton has not received a formal request to start a growing facility, Parkins said.


The Department of Consumer Protection will certify between three and 10 secured marijuana growing facilities. The law requires growers to pay a $25,000 licensing fee.


Tony Panico, the commission's consultant, said it's unclear how far the proposed state standards and rules will go. Local zoning officials may find the state rules are "very thorough and apply" to Shelton "100 percent," or they might find the regulations too lax.


The lure of starting a business in the emerging, and potentially lucrative, marijuana industry is strong.


So-called marijuana entrepreneurs have expressed interest in starting grow facilities in Bridgeport, Middletown, Watertown and West Haven.


A temporary certification process is in place to allow physicians to prescribe marijuana and patients to possess and use it.


 


http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/apexchange/2013/07/06/ct--medical-marijuana.html

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Much ado about nothing. They actually believe that they are going to be able to regulate marijuana. That is rich. They can't stop it now. How is regulating it going to make it any easier?

 

When all is said and done, marijuana will be growing in everyone's garden right next to the tomatoes and flowers, and the world will be a better place because of it.

 

They really need to get off this mindset that having a few secure, regulated grows is the answer. I believe that the powers that be are hoping that commercial pot will take off and that people will be shocked and mortified when companies start pushing pot for profit and the public will be once again calling for tighter regulation. We all know who this benefits. The only answer to this conundrum is to allow only individuals to grow their own - no commercial enterprises, no pushing for profit. If you want it, grow some or get some from a friend or neighbor. I imagine that if pot growing was opened up to everybody, the price of pot would drop to $0 and people would soon tire of the novelty of being able to smoke pot and the use of marijuana would soon be reduced to only those who want to use it as a medicine. What better outcome could be hoped for?

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Much ado about nothing. They actually believe that they are going to be able to regulate marijuana. That is rich. They can't stop it now. How is regulating it going to make it any easier?

 

When all is said and done, marijuana will be growing in everyone's garden right next to the tomatoes and flowers, and the world will be a better place because of it.

 

They really need to get off this mindset that having a few secure, regulated grows is the answer. I believe that the powers that be are hoping that commercial pot will take off and that people will be shocked and mortified when companies start pushing pot for profit and the public will be once again calling for tighter regulation. We all know who this benefits. The only answer to this conundrum is to allow only individuals to grow their own - no commercial enterprises, no pushing for profit. If you want it, grow some or get some from a friend or neighbor. I imagine that if pot growing was opened up to everybody, the price of pot would drop to $0 and people would soon tire of the novelty of being able to smoke pot and the use of marijuana would soon be reduced to only those who want to use it as a medicine. What better outcome could be hoped for?

it may end up like the time when you wanted a Coors Beer but could not buy it here in Mich. people would drive their and bring it back for freinds 

and now you can buy just about any kind of Beer and  Coors was not a great tasting Beer any ways 

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And just because they allow big grows and only dispensaries as the source for medical marijuana does not mean their product will be any better than that grown in private residences, where skills have been honed for years....

 

Just like the Coors example Bob cites, just cause people are geeked about the "choices" at dispensaries, does not mean they will offer any true panacea...

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