Judge: Windsor pot dispensary violated moratorium

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A municipal judge has convicted a Windsor medical marijuana dispensary owner of operating despite a town moratorium on new dispensaries.

A town ordinance enacted the moratorium Dec. 16, two days after MediGrow opened. The ordinance said a dispensary had to have been open for at least five days to avoid being closed during the moratorium.

MediGrow owner Lazarus Pino decided to keep operating his dispensary, leading to $62,100 in fines.

The Windsor Beacon reports that a judge found Pino guilty of 76 violations of the moratorium, but the judge acquitted him of operating his business without a building permit.

Pino is scheduled to be sentenced June 17.

Associated Press