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Once you have registered with Leafwell and been approved by one of our medical marijuana doctors online, apply to the state medical marijuana program. Receive your MMJ card and start shopping for your medical cannabis from a licensed dispensary.
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Both medical and adult use of cannabis is legal in Vermont.
Lawmakers legalized recreational (or adult-use) marijuana in 2018 with Bill Status 54, but there was no legal framework for legitimate production and sales. Sales are expected to go ahead in 2022.
Here’s some laws that apply across all of Vermont at the moment.
The Vermont law lists the following medical conditions as qualifiers for a medical cannabis card:
Telehealth is available in Vermont, so you can see a physician online and get certified. The pathway for getting a medical marijuana card in Vermont looks like this:
You must be aged 18 years-old or over in order to undergo a medical marijuana evaluation and qualify for yourself in Vermont. A patient under the age of 18 may qualify for a medical marijuana certificate and card if they suffer from a qualifying condition, and the application form must be signed by both the patient and the caregiver (usually the patient’s parents or guardian, with a maximum of two listed caregivers). More information on and FAQs on qualifying for medical cannabis in Vermont.
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Telehealth is available in Vermont, and Leafwell currently offers consultations for new and renewal patients.
In Vermont, you can possess the following amounts with a valid MMJ Card:
Please note that the possession limit is collective if you have a caregiver. Therefore, the maximum a patient and caregiver combined cannot exceed the above possession limits.
Recreational users can possess 1 oz of cannabis flower, 5 grams of concentrate and grow up to two plants
Two mature plants, and four immature plants in a household, regardless of how many adults live in the household.
Vermont does not recognize medical marijuana cards from other states. Hence, Vermont does not have reciprocity. However, as adult use of cannabis is legal in Vermont, out-of-state patients can still purchase cannabis – just not medical marijuana specifically with another state’s medical card!
A Vermont medical marijuana card is valid in some states and territories with medical marijuana reciprocity. The following states accept or recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards:
However, this does not always mean you can purchase cannabis at a medical marijuana dispensary (non-medical adult use is fine) – just that you are protected by the state’s medical marijuana laws to some extent. It is wise to call the dispensary ahead if you are a medical cannabis patient from another state and you intend on purchasing medical marijuana.
The qualifying condition usually has to match between states, so if your qualifying condition is accepted in one state and not your visiting state, your recommendation is not necessarily valid. You are also beholden to the visiting state’s medical marijuana laws, not the state that issued your card.
The following states accept out-of-state applications, allowing a visiting patient application to use medical cannabis for the duration of their stay:
Vermont has no mandatory testing requirements for legal medical marijuana products sold within the state, although some dispensaries have taken it upon themselves to test for cannabinoid content, safety and purity via third-party labs. However, this ultimately deepens costs for operators and customers.
In all states with a medical marijuana program, the only way to purchase medicinal cannabis products is via a legally-licensed dispensary or pharmacy, or another legally designated space to purchase cannabis. Only those with a legal license to sell cannabis can actually do so.
All states with a medical marijuana program have some restrictions on where a person can legally use cannabis. Near schools, nurseries, parks or other places where children are expected to be, using cannabis is illegal. Use of cannabis on or in federal land or buildings, hospitals or any other such healthcare space is also illegal. Private members club and landowners may also prohibit cannabis use on their property or restrict it at their discretion.
The safest place to use medical cannabis is in the safety of your own home. It is wise to use common sense and generally keep consumption out of public view, and utilize discreet consumption methods wherever possible.