Stamford Zoning Board Approves Medical Marijuana Dispensary

When Eileen Russo approached the Zoning Board earlier this week she said it was hard to conceal her emotions.

Her voice cracked as she described the long drive — 45 minutes each way to Bethel — she takes each month to get life-saving medicine. Another man, with debilitating lower back pain, told the board that a similar drive causes him immense pain. Others - in wheelchairs, for example - have it even worse, he said.

“Medical marijuana saved my life,” Russo told the panel. “My doctors can’t figure out why I’m alive today.”