Stamford marijuana dispensary looks to hire 40 more employees – The Advocate

STAMFORD — Fine Fettle Dispensary plans to hire about 40 more people to work at its location in the city as Connecticut moves closer to allowing recreational marijuana sales.

The state Department of Consumer Protection announced earlier this week that Fine Fettle Stamford, which opened in February, was one of seven medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut to finish the steps needed to become a “hybrid” retailer — a business that sells cannabis for both medical and recreational use. Fine Fettle Chief Operating Officer Benjamin Zachs said those steps included receiving an approval from Stamford’s Zoning Board.

The dispensary on Research Drive in the city’s Springdale neighborhood currently has a dozen employees, Zachs said. The company also intends to hire more staff at its locations in Newington and Willimantic, which were included in Tuesday’s DCP announcement as well.

But recreational sales may not happen until early 2023.

Recreational use of marijuana by those 21 and older has been legal in Connecticut since last year. The law stipulates that before “adult use” sales begin, there must be at least 250,000 square feet of grow and manufacturing

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