By Guy Page
Voters in the town of Orange County town of Bradford will decide today whether to permit retail cannabis sales within the municipality, the Journal-Opinion daily newsletter reported today.
Retail cannabis sales will be permitted in the state beginning Oct. 1. Even if approved, however, it is unlikely sales will start in Bradford in a little over two weeks as the state’s Cannabis Control Board will not begin licensing retail stores until Oct. 1, the JO reported.
Newfane will vote on legal retail cannabis September 20.
Towns and cities that have approved legal cannabis retail operations include: Alburgh,
Barre City, Barton, Bennington, Berlin, Bolton, Brandon, Brattleboro, Bristol, Brownington, Burke, Burlington, Cambridge, Chester, Danby, Danville, Derby, Duxbury, East Burke, Essex Junction Village, Essex Town, Fair Haven, Fayston, Ferrisburgh, Grand Isle, Hardwick, Hartford, Jamaica, Johnson, Londonderry, Manchester, Marlboro, Middlebury, Middlesex, Milton, Montgomery, Montpelier, Moretown, Morristown, Pawlet, Peacham, Pittsford, Poultney, Pownal, Proctor, Putney, Randolph, Rockingham, Rutland City, Rutland Town, Saint Albans Town, Saint Johnsbury, Salisbury, Sheldon, South Hero, Springfield, Stockbridge, Stratton, Strafford, Sutton Vergennes, Waitsfield, Wallingford, Waterbury Village Historic District, Wilmington, Windsor, Winooski, Wolcott, and Woodstock Town.
Towns that rejected legal retail cannabis include: Castleton, Eden, Leicester Town, Ludlow,
Lyndonville, Mount Holly, New Haven, Newport, Norton, Richmond, Swanton Village, Vernon, and the Village of Woodstock.
Meanwhile, Vermont is being marketed as a destination state for leaf-peeping legal cannabis buyers.
“As you prepare to drive north for fall foliage and apple-picking and are considering adding legal cannabis products into your fall picnic basket, here are a few key things to know about buying legal cannabis in Vermont,” declared Visit-Vermont.com in a post yesterday. Visit-Vermont.com is a page on a page on VisitNewEngland.com, published by Mystic Media.
For example, marijuana tourists can stop and sniff products for sale. And although “Vermont won’t have weed weddings or AirBnB deliveries just yet, but they’re on the way,” Visit-Vermont reports.
Vermont is already being marketed, or is moving closer to being marketed, as a destination state for abortion, physician-prescribed death, and prostitution, Vermont Daily Chronicle reported September 2.