standard-title Vermont Medical Marijuana

Vermont Medical Marijuana

Vermont Medical Marijuana

After Senate Bill 76 was approved by 22-7, and House Bill 645 was approved by 82-59, Sec. 1. 18V.S.A. chapter 86 was passed by the General Assembly. On May 26, 2004, Governor James Douglas (R) allowed the “Act Relating to Marijuana Use by Persons with Severe Illness”, to pass into law unsigned, effective July 01, 2004, essentially removing state-level criminal penalties on the use and possession of marijuana, by patients in possession of a written letter from a physician stating that, he or she may benefit from the medical use of marijuana, for alleviating symptoms caused by debilitating medical conditions and their medical treatments. 


Vermont Department of Public Health
Marijuana Registry
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1300
Phone: 802-241-5115
Fax: 802-241-5230
WebsiteVermont Marijuana Registry Program

Note from State, on sources for medical marijuana

“The Marijuana Registry is neither a source for marijuana nor can the Registry provide information to patients on how to obtain marijuana” [Accessed Mar. 1, 2016]
The Vermont Patient Registry application, is $50. The Vermont Marijuana Registry is mandatory, and does NOT accept other state’s registry cards.

The State of Vermont has a legalized medical marijuana program, which allows patients to receive a medical marijuana recommendation from a certified physician, and apply for a state-issued Vermont Medical Marijuana Card, permitting the patient to purchase marijuana for medicinal use, as per Vermont state guidelines. 

Since the Vermont medical marijuana program is still changing their laws and new Vermont medical marijuana laws are being enacted on a regular basis, please be sure to visit our site frequently to get the most updated laws as it pertains to the Vermont medical marijuana program. Please click a corresponding link to find out more about Vermont’s Medical Marijuana Program. We have compiled the following Vermont medical marijuana index of information to serve as a medical library to our users for legal reference of Vermont’s laws, guidelines and program details regarding medical cannabis use in Vermont.

Please note: In order to become a legal medical marijuana patient you must first have a qualifying condition as outlined by the department of health services and/or department of justice. For a comprehensive list of Vermont’s qualifying medical marijuana conditions, please visit our qualifying conditions section located on the top of our menu under “legal states”.


On May 30, 2007, Senate Bill 00007, amended the law, establishing the requirement for bonafide physician-patient relationship, no less than six months duration, in the course of which physicians are required to complete a full assessment of the registered patient’s medical history and current medical conditions.

On June 02, 2011, Senate Bill 17, was signed by Governor Peter Shumlin, amending the law, to establish  “An Act Relating To Registering Four Nonprofit Organizations To Dispense Marijuana For Symptom Relief”, implementing a framework for registering up to four nonprofit marijuana dispensaries in the state. The bill allows licensed dispensaries to cultivate and possess no more than, twenty-eight (28) mature cannabis plants, ninety-eight (98) immature marijuana plants, and twenty-eight (28) ounces of usable medical marijuana.

On September 12, 2012, it was announced that two medical marijuana dispensaries had been grantedconditional approval by the State of Vermont Department of Public Safety. And in June 2013, both medical marijuana dispensaries, both legally opened to qualified patients.


The Vermont, “Act Relating to Marijuana Use by Persons with Severe Illness”, legally allows registered patients and registered caregivers, to collectively cultivate no more than two (2) mature plants and seven (7) immature plants, and may possess no more than two (2) ounces of usable marijuana.


Find out Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Vermont in our definitive guide of Vermont’s qualification guidelines. Read up on medical conditions that are covered under Vermont’s medical marijuana program, age restrictions, criminal conviction restrictions, and more.


Read Vermont’s Full Medical Marijuana Laws to gain full specific knowledge of Vermont’s exact legal guidelines without interpretation. We suggest that you print Vermont’s Full Medicinal Marijuana Laws for use with our MyDoc program in order to provide your physician full insight into Vermont’s laws for his knowledge.


Find out how to obtain a{n} Vermont Medical Marijuana Card with our guide to Vermont’s state medicinal marijuana ID program. Some states require that you obtain your card prior to obtaining your medicine, so read here first to ensure that you know Vermont’s requirements.


Our list of Vermont Medical Marijuana Facts will help you seperate the facts from the myths in Vermont’s state program. Find out the truth from the leading source in marijuana education.