STAMFORD — Stamford will soon have a second shop that sells recreational cannabis.
The Zoning Board voted 3-2 Monday night to amend the special permit of Curaleaf’s East Main Street medical dispensary to also allow “adult-use” sales. The location will be Stamford’s second hybrid cannabis retailer and the first Connecticut store offering recreational sales for Curaleaf, the world’s largest cannabis company by revenue.
The medical dispensary at 814 East Main St. has been open since early 2019. It has operated as a Curaleaf location since 2020, according to Meaghan Miles, the attorney who represented the corporation before the Zoning Board. Board members discussed the proposal at meetings on Jan. 9 — which was a public hearing on Curaleaf’s permit — and Monday night.
A total of seven dispensaries opened statewide Jan. 10 as recreational sales began in Connecticut. Fine Fettle Stamford, another converted medical dispensary, was the lone Fairfield County retailer in the first state-approved batch of shops. As of Jan. 17, the state’s Department of Consumer Protection reported more than $2.02 million in gross sales statewide.
In Connecticut, most applicants for cannabis licenses must be selected through a lottery. But according to state law, medical dispensaries may