Former Danbury Mayor opens up about recreational marijuana in CT
Most Friday mornings, the Ethan and Lou Show is addressed to former Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, who currently works in the Lamont administration as Commissioner of the Tax Services Department.
Even though Mark works in Hartford he always stays on top of what’s going on in Danbury, which is why Lou and I invite him to the air and because he has become a trusted friend, and he’s funny. .
Last Friday, we asked for his opinion on recreational marijuana in Connecticut, focusing on dispensaries that will start popping up in the spring of 2022. Here’s what he told us when we asked him how he would handle the recreational pot at Danbury if he was still mayor.
“I would certainly allow the sale of recreational marijuana. I don’t have a major problem with this. It’s a nice little financial hit for the city if you host a retail center, you get 3% of the sales tax ”
He had heard that the town of Ridgefield was preparing the ground to ban dispensaries. We asked him to vote on this proposal. Here is what he told us;
“People are going to take it to Ridgefield, and you can’t stop somebody from delivering it to Ridgefield. Let’s say there’s a dispensary in Danbury, there’s an Uber service that can drive to Ridgefield and deliver its. You can override your local community by getting 10% of voters’ signatures and holding a referendum and possibly overturning the city’s decision. “
Mark then told us a personal anecdote about his visit to a Massachusetts dispensary. Check it out;
“I wanted to see what these stores looked like and how they looked after them. One of the owners was kind enough to let me stand next to the counter where business was going. I laughed at the bad advisers. Herbs They are like wine connoisseurs describing how the bud grows, and let me tell you this, you can’t help but be buzzed in a recreational pot store because of the smell.
You can listen to former Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton when he joins the Ethan and Lou Show most Fridays at 8:20 am.