At least 25 communities have approved Town Meeting Day measures allowing retail marijuana sales

At least 25 communities have approved Town Meeting Day measures allowing retail marijuana sales within their borders as Vermont’s first retail businesses are expected to open in the fall. About 40 cities and towns were expected to vote on these local articles on Tuesday. Among those that granted approval were the larger communities of Barre, Essex, Manchester and Rutland as well as smaller towns such as Bolton, Grand Isle, Milton, Springfield and Waitsfield, WCAX-TV reported. A further tally by the The Associated Press found that at least 25 communities had approved retail marijuana sales while at least five rejected the proposals. Vernon, Eden, New Haven, Richford and Castleton voted against the measures.