The state of Vermont legalized both adult-use and medical cannabis. Vermont legalized medical cannabis in 2004, through a legislative bill, Senate Bill 76, which provided a legal way for qualifying patients in the state to access and utilize medical cannabis as a form of treatment for their ailment. In 2018, Vermont legalized recreational cannabis through a legislative bill, H. 511. On January 21, 2019, S.B. 54 established a system to tax and regulate the production and sale of marijuana through licensed recreational marijuana businesses.
Currently there are 5 medical dispensaries in Vermont, and in 2022, applications will be open for the state’s recreational marijuana business licenses.
Learn more about how to get a Vermont cannabis business license or schedule a complimentary consultation with application/licensing team, below.
When To Apply
TYPES OF VERMONT CANNABIS BUSINESSES
Vermont Cannabis Cultivation – can grow cannabis plants and sell wholesale to other licensed Vermont Cannabis Businesses. There are no state-wide limits on number of cultivation licenses available.
Vermont Cannabis Processor – can extract, process and produce cannabis products such as edibles, concentrates, tinctures, etc. and sell to retail stores. There are no state-wide limits on number of cultivation licenses available.
Vermont Cannabis Retail – can purchase cannabis from licensed cultivation and manufacturing facilities and sell cannabis to qualifying patients with a valid medical marijuana card. There is a limit of 5 business licenses allowed for Vermont Cannabis Retailers within the state.
HOW TO START A MARIJUANA BUSINESS IN VERMONT
We encourage those interested in starting a marijuana business, to focus on establishing your Business and Financial plans.
Schedule for a complimentary 15-min consult with our licensing/application team to learn more about how we may be able to assist you.
VERMONT MARIJUANA TIMELINE
2004 – Vermont legalized medical cannabis.
2018 – Vermont legalized adult-use cannabis.
April 1, 2022 – License applications for integrated licensees, small cultivators, and testing laboratories can be accepted.
May 1, 2022 – License applications for all cultivators can be accepted.
July 1, 2022 – License applications for product manufacturers and wholesalers can be accepted.
September 1, 2022 – License applications for retailers can be accepted.
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