Marijuana Legalization Advisory Committee - Ad Hoc

This committee no longer meets


Effective July 1, 2021 the State of Connecticut passed SB 1201, An Act Concerning Responsible and Equitable Regulation of Adult-Use Cannabis. In accordance with this Bill, municipalities are empowered to make certain decisions for the usage and sale of marijuana.

Committee Meetings 

The Committee shall meet as required to fulfill their charge. Meetings will be noticed and include time for public comment as a standing agenda item. The Committee shall hold at least one Public Hearing prior to their first report to the Board of Selectmen. The Committee may also consider the need for a public survey. 

Committee Members

  • Bruce Wilson, Board of Selectmen
  • Fillmore McPherson, Board of Finance
  • Maryanne Connelly, Board of Education
  • Giselle McDowell, Planning & Zoning Commission
  • Mark Steffan, Economic Development Commission
  • Bob Xeller, Youth and Family Services Board
  • Ann Rumberger, Board of Police Commissioners
  • David Courtney, Public Member
  • John Dobson, Public Member
  • Erin Girard, Public Member

Staff Liaisons

  • Catherine Barden, Youth & Family Services 
  • Doug Harkins, Madison Police Department 
  • Erin Mannix, Planning Department 
  • Trent Joseph, Health Director 
  • Lauren Rhines, Risk Manager