Voters will soon decide whether to allow cannabis retail businesses in their town
EAST HAVEN — Voters will soon decide whether to allow cannabis retail businesses in their town. On Tuesday, June 6, they’ll be asked, “Shall the voters approve the Sale of Cannabis in the Town of East Haven?” It is a ballot question with voting at the East Haven Community Building; the polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The request for the townwide vote came from Luke O’Neill, co-owner of Simpson Brook Farm LLC in Waterford. The farm is a cannabis plant grower licensed by the state’s cannabis control board to grow up to 312 plants. Simpson Brook Farm is embarking on its second year of cultivation and supplies a dozen retailers throughout the state, including Northeast Kannabis in downtown St. Johnsbury. O’Neill, a 2018 St. Johnsbury Academy graduate and current University of Vermont student one semester away from graduation, said Simpson Brook Farm is a family business, and the family feels that expanding into the retail market is an appropriate next step.