ENFIELD, CT — Hashish institutions won’t be allowed to function in Enfield following the passage of a prohibitive ordinance Tuesday night time by the city council.
In a celebration line vote, six council Republicans voted in favor of a decision banning all kinds of hashish institutions, whereas three Democrats voted towards the measure. Republicans Joe Bosco and Donna Szewczak weren’t current.
In accordance with the ordinance, “All hashish institutions, producers, dispensary services, cultivators, micro-cultivators, retailers, hybrid retailers, meals and beverage producers, product packagers, supply providers or transporters, some other kinds of licensed cannabis-related companies, or the conducting of any such exercise for industrial functions by whichever title used, are and shall be prohibited inside the City of Enfield.
“This prohibition shall not be construed to affect-the medical use of hashish as expressly
licensed by Invoice No. 1201, part 83, as the identical could also be amended every now and then.”
Previous to the assembly, a public listening to on the matter attracted 30 audio system, of which 22 have been towards the prohibition. The listening to lasted an hour and 40 minutes, with many audio system criticizing the proposal to ban a marijuana dispensary in the identical city the place a minimum of 15 liquor shops function.
Many spoke of the hazards of alcohol far outweighing the implications of marijuana. Marge Perry, whose sister Mary Lou Strom was mayor of Enfield for a few years, stated, “Alcohol kills infants, cigarettes killed my sister.”
A variety of audio system referred to as on the councilors to place the difficulty to the voters at referendum.
“Solely management with braveness would say let’s take a look at this a bit of extra and put it to referendum,” Jeffrey Scott stated.
On the alternative facet of the difficulty, Marie Pyznar referred to as the current legalization of hashish in Connecticut “nothing however a cash seize by our state.”
A variety of councilors who voted in favor of the ban stated they apprehensive in regards to the potential results on kids.
“Acceptance of leisure marijuana in our city is unacceptable to our kids,” councilor Kelly Hemmeler stated. Councilor Charlotte Riley stated her fundamental fear is edibles in packaging designed to attraction to kids.