WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)-- State officials are continuing to work out the logistics of medical marijuana distribution in Connecticut. Now, a company looking to cash in on the legalization of pot for medicinal purposes is proposing a grow site in West Haven.
West Haven could become a little greener now that a medicinal marijuana company, Advanced Grow Labs, is looking to move there on Frontage Road.
The neighboring workers News 8 spoke to will break out the welcome mat.
"I think it's real interesting, I mean how often do you get a neighbor that grows pot legally. I think it's pretty cool," said Angelo Pizzola, West Haven.
"If they cut the ribbon, I'll be there to cut it, no big deal to me," said Joe Camputaro, West Haven.
Now, it's up to the Planning and Zoning commission, who had a site plan application in front of them.
The company would only grow it there and not sell it. They chose the site for its location in the industrial park and the enclosed building.
"The state will only license some place between 3-10 growers and they want to be part of that group," said Diane Whitney, attorney for Advanced Grow Labs.
Attorney for the company, Diane Whitney, says their adjustments to the building would be minor like getting a handicap ramp up to code and expanding a dumpster pit.
"The way this is going to be run is so secure that we think there's absolutely no reason to be concern about it being grown here," said Whitney.
But the Commission voted to wait. They want to look over the application, ask questions, and make their decision in two weeks.
"I was surprised at the amount of people here tonight and I think you're going to hear people say it's a good thing. You heard a few people speak about the taxes and how it could benefit us, but I think people are concerned because this is something new," said Gene Sullivan.
It's something new the neighboring workers are ready for.
"We have very high security where I work now. I work right next door. I've worked here 21 years and I've never had a problem here," said Camputaro.
"You think about what they're doing, it's not like they're growing this marijuana and selling it on the street, this is for people that are sick," said Pizzola.
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