The state of Vermont legalized both adult-use and medical cannabis. Persons 21 years and older may purchase and possess cannabis, while registered patients have access to medical cannabis. Access to cannabis is through state licensed businesses that are allowed to grow, manufacture and sell 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 medical cannabis through a legislative bill, H. 511, which provided a legal system and access to cannabis for persons 21 years and older.
2004 – Vermont legalized medical cannabis
2018 – Vermont legalized adult-use cannabis
TYPES OF BUSINESS
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.
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