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Vermont Medical Marijuana Law Fact Sheet

Vermont Medical Marijuana Law Fact Sheet

Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 05/02/2010 in Medical Marijuana Laws

How do I get medical marijuana in Vermont? Is cannabis, marijuana, pot or weed legal in Vermont? Is there a difference between a marijuana recommendation and a marijuana prescription? How do you locate quality medical marijuana doctors?

With different rules for each medical marijuana state, it can be difficult to find the answers to these questions. So we’ve compiled this Vermont Medical Marijuana Law Fact Sheet to make it a little easier to obtain the medicine you need.

State Measure:

Senate Bill 76 and Senate Bill 7

Date Passed:

S. 76 was enacted by legislature May 26, 2004, and modified by S.7, effective July 1, 2007.

Defenses Provided:

Vermont’s medical marijuana law provides exemption from prosecution if you are in lawful possession of a registry card (aka marijuana medical card).

Medical Marijuana Uses:

Under Vermont medical marijuana law, medical cannabis may be used if you suffer from any of the following conditions:

Cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, or a disease, medical condition, or its treatment that is chronic, debilitating, and produces severe, persistent, and one or more of the following intractable symptoms: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe pain; severe nausea; or seizures.

Documentation Needed:

In order to qualify for medical marijuana in Vermont, you must obtain signed application by the patient, along with medical record sufficient to establish qualifying medical condition; physician then contacted to verify existence of bona fide physician-patient relationship and medical condition. Find a VT medical marijuana doctor here.

Marijuana Card Program:

To become a medical marijuana patient in Vermont, you must register with the state Department of Public Safety to receive a registry card (aka marijuana card).

Cannabis Possession and Growing Limits:

Medical cannabis patients in Vermont may possess up to two usable ounces and nine plants, two of which may be mature. Vermont does not allow patients to purchase marijuana at dispensaries at this time.

Caregiver Provisions:

Medical Marijuana patients in Vermont may designate a caregiver to possess, transport and grow cannabis on the patient’s behalf. There may only be one caregiver per patient, and a caregiver may serve only one patient at a time. Additionally, a caregiver cannot have a drug related conviction and must be registered with the state.

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