STAMFORD — The Stamford Zoning Board closed an application for a new cannabis dispensary in Bull’s Head without voting on it Monday night, after a nearly five-hour hearing full of strong opinions both against and for the proposed business.
Sweetspot, a craft cannabis company with four dispensaries across the Northeast, is hoping to become Stamford’s third hybrid cannabis dispensary. The company was founded in 2017 by Stamford locals Jason Webski and Ben Herbst, who are looking to secure a special permit to set up shop in an existing retail building at 111 High Ridge Road — a main artery connecting suburban parts of Stamford with the city’s more densely populated downtown.
But the permitting process drew opposition from the beginning. In March, before the company received a formal city hearing, Stamford Board of Representatives President Jeff Curtis, D-14, notified his constituents on Facebook of the application’s filing. Weeks later, a petition against the proposal by Stamford resident Joseph Andreana began circulating on Change.org. After Sweetspot owners said the petition was rife with misinformation, a second petition was created, garnering 511 signatures as of Tuesday.
Those opposed to the business have decried the proposed location. It would be in a mixed-use building