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