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Vermont Towns Approve Cannabis Sales

Citizens in more than two dozen municipalities backed recreational cannabis.

More than four years after state lawmakers approved a bill legalizing recreational cannabis, sales are finally set to begin in Vermont.

And residents in more than two dozen communities reportedly want in.

At least 25 Vermont municipalities endorsed recreational cannabis sales within their borders on March 1, the Associated Press reports.

The measures were approved as part of β€œTown Meeting Day,” an annual event that allows citizens to directly petition town governments.

More than 40 towns were set to vote on recreational cannabis sales.

Several larger towns, including Essex, Barre and Manchester, were among those approving cannabis sales.

At least five β€” Vernon, Eden, New Haven, Richford and Castleton β€” voted the measures down.

Cannabis businesses β€” in towns that approved recreational sales β€” can begin applying for state licenses beginning April 1.

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