A Chicago-based cannabis company is seeking town approval to open a hybrid dispensary to sell adult-use and medical cannabis.
Verano, which owns nearly 100 dispensaries and a dozen cultivation facilities, has applied for a special permit to convert an old restaurant at 2903 Berlin Turnpike into an adult-use cannabis retailer, according to documents submitted to the town.
In the application, Verano said it chose Newington due to its close proximity to other towns and the favorable building site on the busy turnpike. The property is in one of the zoning districts approved for adult-use cannabis sales.
The Town Plan and Zoning Commission is scheduled to review the proposal at a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. If the town grants the special permit, Verano will have six months to obtain a license from the state Department of Consumer Protection.
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