Vermont Medical Marijuana Card Legislation
In 2004 the state legislature passed S76, known as An Act Relation to the Medical Use of Marijuana. The bill removed any legal possession and cultivation penalties for patients while setting up the Vermont Marijuana Registry.
In January 2018, Gov. Phil Scott signed H. 511, or Act 86 which eliminated any penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana for adults 21 or older. Additionally, the act legalized up to one ounce, two mature marijuana plants, and four immature marijuana plants for each adult.
In 2020, the state legalized recreational marijuana sales after Vermont S. 54 was allowed to pass without Scott’s signature. The law allows all localities to opt-in to having adult-use marijuana retail businesses in their locality. A Cannabis Control Board (CCB) and advisory board was also to be created.
Vermont Medical Marijuana Card, Cultivation & Possession Laws
Registered medical marijuana patients and caregivers in Vermont can collectively possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana, 2 mature marijuana plants, and 7 immature marijuana plants. Marijuana that is harvested from cultivating at home does not count towards the 2-ounce total. Patients can transport their medical cannabis if the product is in a locked and contained out of public view. Adults 21 and older can possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana, or 5 grams of hash, and grow a maximum of two mature marijuana plants of 4 immature marijuana plants. Marijuana harvested from home cultivation does not count towards the 1-ounce total.