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Medical Marijuana in Vermont

As of July 1, 2004, Vermont voters approved Senate Bill 76, which is the "Act Relating to Marijuana Use by Persons with Severe Illness". This bill allows for patients to be recommended by their physicians to use medical marijuana to treat their disease and/or symptoms.

Registered medical marijuana patients may choose a person 21 years of age or older to take responsibility for managing their well being with respect to marijuana use. This person, known as the caregiver, has the right to acquire, possess, cultivate, use, transfer, and transport the medical marijuana for the patient. The amount that may be collectively possessed between the registered patient and caregiver is limited to no more than two ounces of useable marijuana, two mature plants, and seven immature plants.

Frequently asked questions about medical cannabis in Vermont:

  • How to I get a medical marijuana card in Vermont?

    To obtain a medical marijuana card in the state of Vermont, you must get a recommendation from your physician stating that you are suffering from a medical condition and may benefit from medical marijuana. Your health care provider must be licensed to practice in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts or New York in order to complete the form.

  • Where can I find a medical marijuana doctor for a recommendation in Vermont?

    To find a doctor for a medical marijuana recommendation in your community, please enter your location in the search field above.

  • What is needed to submit an application for a medical marijuana card in Vermont?

    • A completed and notarized application packet (must be completed in ink)
    • Physicians Medical Verification Form completed by your doctor (included in packet)
    • A digital photograph of yourself for your Marijuana Registry Identification Card
    • A check or money order for $50.00 made out to the Vermont Department of Public Safety
    • If you have a caregiver they must be at least 21 years of age, fill out the Marijuana Caregiver Application, submit a digital photograph, as well as the $50.00 check or money order and mailed to the Vermont Department of Public Safety
  • Where can I buy medical marijuana in the state of Vermont?

    Patients with a valid Vermont medical marijuana card and proper photo ID can purchase medical marijuana at their local dispensaries. Please enter your location in the search field above to find a trusted, legal medical marijuana business in your area.

Recreational Marijuana in Vermont

There are some interesting things happening in Vermont in regards to recreational marijuana that could be happening as early as 2016. Vermont could become the first state in history to legalize recreational marijuana via state legislature, as opposed to voter turnout, with a new bill submitted that aims to end the prohibition of the plant. Senate Bill 95 would legalize the possession, use and sale of recreational marijuana in the state for those 21 and older.

Frequently asked questions about recreational cannabis in Vermont:

  • How old do I have to be to purchase recreational marijuana in Vermont?

    If Senate Bill 95 passes, it would legalize the possession, use and sale of recreational marijuana in the state of Vermont for those 21 and older. This bill would allow residents to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to nine plants for personal use.

  • Where can I purchase recreational marijuana in Vermont?

    Currently, there are only a few medical marijuana dispensaries in Vermont and zero retail stores. This may change if upcoming bills are passed.

  • Where can I consume recreational marijuana in the state of Vermont?

    Legally, you cannot currently consume recreational marijuana anywhere in the state of Vermont. Patients with a valid medical marijuana card are allowed to consume in private and personal spaces only. The consumption of marijuana in public places such as parks, concerts, cars, federal land, etc., is illegal for everyone in the state.

  • How much recreational marijuana can I have in Vermont?

    Currently, possession of recreational marijuana is illegal in the state of Vermont. However, if Senate Bill 95 were to pass, it would allow residents to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to nine plants for personal use. This bill would also allow non-residents to legally purchase up to one quarter ounce of marijuana from a licensed retail shop.