Two marijuana dispensaries get provisional OK in Meriden – Meriden Record-Journal

MERIDEN — The city’s Planning Commission this week approved provisional special permits for one retail adult-use cannabis dispensary downtown and one hybrid medical and recreational dispensary on the city’s east side. 

The approval of a provisional special permit for Willow Brook Wellness medical dispensary at 1371 E. Main Street was granted the same day Verano, a large cannabis cultivator and retailer, announced it had purchased the dispensary and its parent company, Connecticut Pharmaceutical Solutions in Rocky Hill. 

According to CT Pharma’s current president Rino Ferrarese, who attended Wednesday’s public hearing, the provisional permit passes to the buyer. 

The Planning Commission also voted 4 to 0 to grant Biagio Gulino, of Blue Leaf LLC, a special permit to operate a cannabis dispensary at 28 W. Main St. contingent upon state licensure. The application was filed prior to the city’s establishment of rules regulating cannabis dispensaries on Sept. 14. The approval is valid up to one year, but can be extended after six months by showing proof of a pending state license application. 

Gulino is the son of Ross Gulino, the building owner and a member of the Planning Commission. Ross Gulino recused himself from all discussions and votes on all dispensary applications.

The 28 W. Main St. application had received some concerns from members of the public regarding

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