US (CT): City aims to make cannabis businesses feel more welcome

Norwich City Council this week unanimously approved zoning language that is expected to make the city more approachable for cannabis businesses.

The Council's vote follows the path of clarifying the definitions of manufacturing, like precision manufacturing and advanced manufacturing, which the city already did in 2015. “It just clarifies what these definitions are,” Rhodes said.

The amended text itself makes mention of the manufacturing definition to include “Commercial cultivation, micro-cultivation, manufacturing, and production of plant-based products, and food or beverages, may be permitted as Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Food Manufacturing, Precision Manufacturing, and Research and Development.”

“What none of us knows is how long that industry will last on its own accord, and at the same time there should be recognition that with hydroponics and other sorts of indoor growing facilities, it’s worthwhile to think forward in time,” Kevin Brown said, president of the Norwich Community Development Corporation.

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