Cannabis Guide for the USA & Canada – Vermont, USA – Lexology

Medical Use

Yes, it is allowed under 18 V.S.A. § 4471 et seq., as amended; Vt. Admin. Code 17-2-3 et seq., as amended.

Current Regime: The Vermont Department of Health adopted and implemented rules to enable physicians to prescribe cannabis. The Department of Public Safety adopted and implemented rules to govern the registration and oversight of medical dispensaries, registered patients, and registered caregivers. The Review Board, comprised of three members—a physician appointed by the Medical Practice Board, a naturopathic physician appointed by the Office of Professional Regulation, and an advanced practice registered nurse appointed by the Office of Professional Regulation—periodically reviews studies, data, and other relevant information and may make recommendations to the Vermont General Assembly for adjustments or changes to the relevant laws.

At this juncture, the Department of Public Safety has issued five dispensary registration certificates. Once the number of registered patients enrolled with the Vermont Marijuana Registry reaches 7,000, the Department will accept applications for a sixth dispensary registration certificate. As of May 7, 2019 – the date of the latest available data – there were 5,209 patients enrolled with the Vermont Marijuana Registry. The dispensary application fee is $2,500. The Department of Public Safety grants dispensary certificates

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