West Haven could become the first city in the state to approve a marijuana growing facility.
Last night, the zoning and planning commission approved Fairfield-based Advanced Grow Labs’ application to use a building at 400 Frontage Road to grow medical marijuana.
The commission tabled the proposal during a meeting two weeks ago for further thought after some community members spoke out against it.
Advanced Grow Labs must still get approval from Connecticut regulators.
“Having a young child, I'm really not for it. I don't care how much security you have,” Catherine Edwards, of West Haven, said.
Last year, Gov. Dannel Malloy signed the law to allow licensed physicians to prescribe medicinal marijuana for adults suffering from certain debilitating diseases or medical condition.
“This is a big step for the residents of Connecticut in getting medicine that they need and this is just one step in the process for the state,” David Lipton, of Advance Grow Labs, said.
Officials from Advanced Grow Labs said they'll have around 15 employees and at least two people in the building at all times when it's open for security reasons.
Medical marijuana facilities have also been proposed in Watertown and Middletown.