Clarendon officials approve ban on recreational marijuana

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CLARENDON, Vt. (AP) — The Clarendon Select Board has unanimously approved an ordinance banning recreational marijuana sales.

The ordinance takes effect 60 days after it passed on Sept. 9. Town residents will have 44 days to gather enough petition signatures to put it to a vote.

The ordinance would prohibit both the sale and dispensing of recreational marijuana, including edibles and solvents “within the established limits” of Clarendon. The only exception is medical marijuana provided by a licensed dispensary.

Select Board Chairman Mike Klopchin says the board began to discuss the ban last year after citizens expressed concerns at the Legislature considering laws that would allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use.

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