Medical marijuana dispensary moving to Danbury hopes to make use of drive-thru opportunity – Danbury News Times

DANBURY – During a public hearing about plans by a Bethel marijuana dispensary to expand into a former bank building on the city’s west side, the question was asked multiple times whether the drive-thru window would be used.

But now that plans have been approved for D&B Wellness to occupy a three-story bank building on Mill Plain Road, the Bethel-based medical marijuana dispensary wants to make use of the drive-thru window, as dispensaries do out west and across the country.

An attorney said the idea came from those who spoke in support of the dispensary during the public hearing.

“A number of speakers, including two or three members of the Danbury City Council questioned why the proposal did not include a drive-thru since the clientele who use the medical marijuana dispensary are often suffering from physical impairments that limit their mobility and would be the very people who would benefit from a drive-thru window,” said attorney Neil Marcus in a petition to the city Zoning Commission. “The applicant joins in the opinion expressed by the public during its hearing process that a drive-thru would be appropriate and beneficial to a medical marijuana dispensary facility.”

Paul Rotello, the minority leader on the City Council, was among those who raised the question about the drive-thru window, saying it would be a good option to keep open.

“People with compromised immune systems tell me they get nervous going into crowds on a normal day, and during COVID it has been highly stressful for them,” Rotello said on Tuesday. “Nothing could drive the point home more than COVID – that if you are

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