After ending the moratorium and deciding to place special regulations on the permitting of medical marijuana dispensaries and production centers in town, the Planning & Zoning Commission voted to amend sections of its draft special regulation during its Nov. 10 meeting. Board members Franklin Wong and John Comiskey voted in opposition to adopting the regulation amendments. As he did at the commission\u2019s Oct. 27 meeting, Mr. Wong maintained an opposition to restrictions on medical marijuana facilities on Monday. After the commission voted to amend Section 29-2.B of Regulation #14346 and omit a rule that would have allowed a dispensary to use only 10% of its space for marijuana and paraphernalia, Mr. Wong addressed other areas of the regulation with which he had issues. \u201cWe are taking a specific medical treatment and saying, \u2018We\u2019re going to put land-use regulations pertaining to them,\u2019\u201d said Mr. Wong. \u201cI think we\u2019re setting a precedent to say we can look at each individual medical treatment and say we want an additional regulation on it.\u201d During the commission\u2019s Oct. 27 meeting, Town Planner Bob Nerney noted that state regulations on medical marijuana facilities are more lax than Wilton\u2019s new regulations. Mr. Wong said he believes the commission is \u201cgoing further\u201d than state regulations when it comes to the display of medical marijuana facilities. \u201cI think it should be clear that it is a marijuana facility,\u201d he said. \u201cI would like to see clear identification that it\u2019s a medical marijuana facility. I think we are obscuring that fact by putting these restrictions on it.\u201d Mr. Nerney said it is \u201cpurely a state statute\u201d and that it\u2019s \u201cvery specific in the consumer protection laws that that\u2019s what the limitations originate from.\u201d Mr. Wong said he\u2019s also unsure about the security plan, which includes perimeter alarms, motion detectors, video cameras, panic alarms, and hold-up alarms. Commissioner Sally Poundstone said the section does repeat some substance of the state regulations, but it also protects the community because, she said, \u201cthe state regulations can change.\u201d Commissioner Joe Fiteni pointed out that the commission has the right to impose security plans on facilities if the state regulations do change. \u201cWe could have done it on the liquor stores, too, if we wanted to \u2014 that\u2019s our mandate as Planning & Zoning,\u201d said Mr. Fiteni. After discussion, the commission voted to also change the way schools are defined with regard to the special use permit for general business districts, to which town regulations restrict medical marijuana facilities. The Planning & Zoning Commission\u2019s next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 24, at 7:15 p.m., in the town hall annex.