BETHEL — The new owners of a license to dispense medical marijuana breathed a collective sigh of relief this week when the town zoning director approved their application to set up shop in a Garella Road building.
But the news drew gasps from some town residents, surprised by what one official called a “rubber-stamp” process done out of the public eye.
“I didn’t know a thing about it,” Selectman Paul Szatkowski said, until he read about it Wednesday’s News-Times.
Zoning official Steven Palmer disputed the “rubber-stamp” characterization, citing the weeklong review process of the application from D&B Wellness Inc.
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