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With medical marijuana legal, here's how you can easily become a Vermont medical marijuana patient online.

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    Sign Up

    Create a Leafwell profile and book an appointment with a Vermont-licensed medical marijuana doctor.

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    Meet Your Provider

    Discuss cannabis treatment with one of our medical marijuana doctors and why you’d like a medical cannabis card.

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    Get Your Certification

    Once approved, you will receive your electronic medical marijuana certification immediately.

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    Apply for Your Card with the State of Vermont

    Apply to the Vermont Cannabis Control Board (CCB) online. You will need to designate a dispensary and state whether or not you intend to participate in the home cultivation of marijuana plants.

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See a detailed step-by-step explainer on how to join the Vermont medical cannabis program.

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Benefits of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card

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State-Specific Steps

Embarking on your journey to relief in VT is simple. Let our caring specialists guide you through the state-specific steps if you're a Vermont resident interested in getting your MMJ card.

  1. Book An Appointment with Leafwell
  2. Meet Your Provider and Discuss Medical Marijuana
  3. Get Approved For Your Medical Marijuana Certification
  4. Apply to the VT CCB and Join the Vermont Marijuana Registry
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Vermont medical cannabis patients save more with Leafwell. Get your money back if not approved.

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Qualifying Medical Conditions

According to Vermont marijuana laws, the following conditions may qualify you to apply for your medical marijuana card online:

  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma if the disease or the treatment results in severe, persistent, and intractable symptoms.
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Or

  • A disease, terminal illness, medical condition, or its treatment that is chronic, debilitating, and produces one or more of the following intractable symptoms:
    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
    • Chronic pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures

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What You Need to Know

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    Eligibility / Patient

    Medical marijuana patients must be 18 or older and have a qualifying condition to apply for Vermont’s medical marijuana program.

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    Caregiver

    A registered caregiver is a Vermont resident over the age of 21 who has agreed to undertake the responsibility of managing the well-being of a registered patient with the use of medical marijuana products, as outlined in Vermont marijuana laws.

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    Can Minors Qualify?

    Yes, patients under 18 may join Vermont’s medical marijuana program and use medical marijuana products legally. However, the patient will require a caregiver to apply on their behalf.

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What You Need

You’ll need to provide the following to apply for a Vermont MMJ card:

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    Proof of Identity

    You will need a government-issued photo ID, such as a Vermont driver’s license or state ID card.

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    Medical Marijuana Recommendation

    Once approved, you can download your certification immediately to complete your application.

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Next Steps After Approval

Congratulations on getting your medical marijuana certification! You’re almost there, but there are a few more steps to finish joining the Vermont medical marijuana registry. Let’s dive in!

Before You Start: What You’ll Need

  • A credit or debit card for payment
  • A valid photo ID

Download Certification: Once approved, you can immediately download your certification.

Complete Application: Pay the $50 state application fee and submit your application to the Vermont Marijuana Registry.

Receive Card: Get approved by the state and receive your medical card in the mail within 30 days.

Start Shopping: Legally purchase medical cannabis products from medical dispensaries.

How to Renew Your Card

Interested in a Vermont medical marijuana card renewal? The process is similar to when you initially applied for your medical marijuana card. Here’s everything you need to know:

  1. Sign in to Leafwell or register as a renewal patient if you’re new to Leafwell. Speak with a Vermont-licensed marijuana doctor online.
  2. Get approved and download your Health Care Professional Verification form immediately.
  3. Log into the Vermont government website to renew your state registration.
  4. Submit your renewal application online and pay the state’s $50 fee.
  5. Receive your new registry card in the mail in 30 business days.

For more information about the med card renewal process or to begin the process today, check out our Vermont renewal page.

Legal Topics

With medical marijuana legal in Vermont, here are a few laws, regulations, and guidelines that are important to know as a medical cannabis patient:

  • As an MMJ cardholder in Vermont, you are permitted to purchase and possess 2 oz of medical cannabis products, including cannabis flower, from medical dispensaries.
  • Patients enrolled in the state’s medical marijuana registry are permitted to grow cannabis. The “Act Relating to Marijuana Use by Persons with Severe Illness” legally allows a medical cannabis patient and their registered caregivers to collectively cultivate no more than two mature plants and four immature plants.
    • Medical cannabis patients may possess no more than the yield of two mature marijuana plants in their home.
  • In addition, there are also these possession limits:
    • Five grams of cannabis concentrate for medical use.
  • Recreational cannabis use is legal in Vermont.
    • Recreational users may purchase and possess up to one ounce of cannabis flower and five grams of concentrate.
    • Recreational users may also cultivate up to two marijuana plants. Those growing their own plants may not possess more than the yield of two plants in their own home.

Caregivers

Caregiver Requirements:

  • Minimum 21 years of age and a Vermont resident.
  • A registered patient may register as a caregiver for another registered patient but may not register as their own caregiver.
  • A caregiver can serve up to two patients at a time, and a patient shall have only one registered caregiver at a time.
    • Patients under 18 years of age may have two registered caregivers.
  • The CCB will conduct a background check on caregivers before issuing a caregiver card.

Caregiver Registration (State):

  • Caregivers can now apply online.
  • The caregiver must pay the $50 nonrefundable state fee.
  • The caregiver needs to have their own email address separate from the patient. The CCB can create the portal account if it still needs to be set up. Patients and caregivers who do not have an online portal account should email the medical program to request an account.
    • The username will be the email address. A temporary password will be sent to the caregiver.
  • You do not need to submit a printed application in addition to applying online.

Reciprocity

Vermont does not recognize other states’ medical marijuana cards, recommendations, or certifications by a medical marijuana doctor at this time. However, other states with reciprocity laws may recognize a valid Vermont MMJ ID card.

The following states and territories recognize Vermont medical marijuana cards and allow cannabis use by Vermont patients:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas *
  • Hawaii *
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan (at the dispensary’s discretion)
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey *
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma *
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. Virgin Islands *
  • Utah * (up to two 21-day periods in a calendar year)
  • Washington, D.C.

*Visitors must complete a visiting patient application process with the state program.

FAQs

Check out our Vermont FAQ page for more frequently asked questions about the state’s medical marijuana process.

How much does a Vermont medical marijuana certificate and card cost?

An online consultation with a licensed physician for a Vermont medical marijuana card costs $99 and includes a 1- or 3-year certification, depending on your qualifying condition. You’ll only be charged if approved. Plus, now you can sign up with a friend and save 10% on your consultation.

Medical patients will also pay a separate $50 application fee to the Vermont Medical Cannabis Program.

Here’s an overview of the fees:

  • $99 initial certificate from Leafwell
  • $99 renewal certificate from Leafwell
  • $50 state application fee*

*The $50 non-refundable application fee is paid directly to the state and is not included with Leafwell fees.

What medical conditions qualify for a medical marijuana card in Vermont?

In Vermont, you may be deemed eligible for the medical use of marijuana if a health care provider diagnoses you with any of the following qualifying conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma if the disease or the treatment results in severe, persistent, and intractable symptoms.
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Or

  • A disease, terminal illness, medical condition, or its treatment that is chronic, debilitating, and produces one or more of the following intractable symptoms:
    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
    • Chronic pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures

What do I need to know about applying for my medical cannabis card in Vermont online?

With Leafwell, applying for a Vermont medical marijuana card online is easy. Here’s what to expect:

  1. Register with Leafwell and speak to a Vermont-licensed physician online. Consultations cost $99, and you’ll only be charged if approved.
  2. Get approved and receive your certification immediately.
  3. Submit your certification with your application to the Vermont Medical Cannabis Program.
  4. Get approved by the state within 30 days and receive your medical card to purchase cannabis from a licensed dispensary.

How old do I have to be to apply for a medical marijuana card in Vermont?

You must be at least 18 years old to apply for a medical marijuana card in Vermont.

Minor patients may apply with consent from a custodial parent or legal guardian.

Caregivers must be 21 or older.

Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Vermont?

Yes, medical marijuana patients in Vermont can have a caregiver. Caregivers must submit their application, either online or by mailing a printed application.

Caregiver Requirements:

  • Minimum 21 years of age and a Vermont resident.
  • A caregiver can serve up to two (2) patients at a time, and a patient shall have only one registered caregiver at a time.
    • Patients under 18 may have two (2) registered caregivers.
  • A registered patient may register as a caregiver for up to two (2) registered patients but cannot register as their own caregiver.
  • The Cannabis Control Board (CCB) will conduct a background check on caregivers before issuing a caregiver card.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee.

Here’s how the caregiver process works:

  1. Complete a caregiver application either online or by mailing a printed application. More information on electronic and paper applications can be found here.
    1. Online applicants must use a different email address from the patient’s to create a portal account. Renewing patients and caregivers who do not have an online portal account should email the medical program to request an account.
    2. Printed applications must be submitted with the patient’s signature and a nonrefundable $50 check or money order payable to the Vermont Medical Cannabis Program. Paper applicants must submit their digital photo for their ID card via email to CCB.MED@vermont.gov.
  2. You do not need to submit a printed application in addition to applying online.

State Resources:

How do I apply for the state program in Vermont?

Getting Your Vermont Medical Marijuana Card

  1. Create a new patient account with the Vermont Cannabis Control Board.
  2. Download your Health Care Professional Verification Form, which you will receive via email after your appointment with Leafwell. Please ensure all the information is correct before submitting it to the state.
  3. Complete all parts of the application form.
  4. Pay the $50 application fee.
  5. Upload a photo that will be used for your card.
  6. If required, complete the caregiver application, too – this can be found on the same page as the patient form.
  7. The state will process complete applications within 30 days and mail you your card.