Voters in Vermont’s largest city, Burlington, as well as in the state capital, Montpelier, and in at least 16 other cities approved the sale of recreational cannabis in their communities.
At least 27 cities took part in elections Tuesday to decide whether to allow recreational cannabis companies, Montpelier-based VTDigger reported.
The votes were carried out as part of the state’s annual city assembly day, on which the municipalities decide on local issues such as increasing property taxes or the use of the municipal budget.
Vermont law drafted a recreational marijuana measure that became law last October. However, cities must approve the approval of recreational licensees doing business within their borders.
Leisure sales in Vermont are not expected to start until October 2022 at the earliest.