Milford residents say they were targeted for marijuana protest

Some Milford residents say their opposition to a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in their neighborhood has led to crimes against them. People living in the neighborhood near West River Street,

News 12 Staff

Mar 29, 2016, 2:12 AM

Updated 3,036 days ago

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Some Milford residents say their opposition to a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in their neighborhood has led to crimes against them.
People living in the neighborhood near West River Street, where the proposed dispensary would open, say they recently went public with their push to get the site moved.
Resident Doreen Recanati says 16 protest signs went up on front lawns last week and were gone two days later.
"Somebody drove by and yelled 'Marijuana rules' and they egged them," she says. "Friday morning, we woke up and they were all stolen off of our properties."
The site, which used to be an eye surgery center, appears to meet the regulations adopted by Milford's Zoning and Planning Board. It is in a specifically approved development district off a major road and more than 300 feet from a school.
Neighbors say they filed police reports about the thefts and egging and found out Monday morning that police found the signs dumped in the woods.
The state has also awarded a second license for a medical marijuana dispensary in Milford in a commercial area on New Haven Avenue.


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