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Get out and Vote

All early/absentee ballots must be returned to the clerk’s office by Monday, February 28th or delivered directly to the polling place before the close of polls on March 1st.  If you do not want to vote by mail, please bring your ballot with you to the polling place on March 1st.

Australian Ballot – Polling place and hours:
Residents of the Village of Essex Junction vote at Essex High School, 2 Educational Drive, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 7 AM to 7 PM.
Residents of the Town outside of the Village of Essex Junction vote at Essex Middle School, 58 Founders Drive, Essex Junction, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 7 AM to 7 PM

 

Register to Vote Essex Vermont

Cannabis Myths Countered by Facts

Myth: “Young adults are the most interested in retail cannabis” 

Myth: “Voting to legalize retail cannabis will encourage young adult and teen users”

Myth: “Retail cannabis won’t benefit the Essex, Vermont community” 

Myth: “Recreational cannabis will lead to an increase in overall drug use”

Myth: “The presence of retail cannabis storefronts has increased traffic fatalities” 

Fact: Teenage brain development can be impacted by cannabis consumption which is why retailers will require ID to ensure customers are 21+

  • Fact: Retail cannabis is NOT for anyone under the age of 21

Decrease in Teen Usage after Cannabis Legalization

Benefits and Risks of Retail Cannabis in Essex

Benefits

  • Adolescent cannabis use is decreasing through legalizing recreational sales
  • Regulated retail will discourage the black market
  • Regulated cannabis will be tested and labeled for potency
  • Regulated cannabis has no pesticides or residual fertilizers
  • Voting is ONLY for retail which will generate tax revenue
  • Local retail will provide more convenient access for people who use cannabis medically
  • Enhanced tourism will produce additional visitors and thereby benefit other shops, restaurants and hotels.
  • Retail will increase jobs with livable wages and cannabis education

Risks

  • Unregulated cannabis is not tested, may contain pesticides, and is not labeled
  • Towns that have opted-in will benefit from tax revenues and an increase in tourism

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