- Associated Press - Thursday, June 28, 2018

WILMINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Residents in the Vermont town of Wilmington are speaking out against a proposed ordinance that would ban the sale of cannabis products.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports Wilmington Planning Commission Chairwoman Cheryl LaFlamme said Monday the town board would adopt a marijuana ordinance if residents pushed for one.

Deerfield Valley Community Partnership coordinator Cindy Hayford argued that a head shop would negatively impact minors.

Advocates for marijuana said marijuana sales could help their struggling local economy. They also noted the medical benefits of many cannabis products.

Wilmington Police Chief Joe Scarejko believes residents should vote on a measure.

Earlier this year, Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill that will legalize possession of marijuana in small amounts starting July 1.


Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, http://www.reformer.com/

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