Voters approved retail cannabis in a special vote by Australian ballot at the Bradford Academy Building

BRADFORD, Vt. — Voters approved retail cannabis in a special vote by Australian ballot at the Bradford Academy Building on Tuesday, 166-91. The vote was in line with a survey the Planning Commission conducted in March and April as part of rewriting the town plan, which included a question asking about retail cannabis, and 86% of the 130 respondents said yes, they would support it. The vote came the day before the Vermont Cannabis Control Board approved the first licenses for adult-use retailers in Rutland, Middlebury and Burlington, according to a Wednesday news release from the board.