Medical Marijuana in Vermont

Vermont medical marijuana cardVoters in Vermont voted to legalize medical marijuana in 2007 by passing the Senate Bill 7. Users in the state can have up to 2 ounces of cannabis and 2 mature plants, but up to 7 immature plants.

Qualifying Conditions

Under Vermont’s medical marijuana law, patients may be recommended marijuana for the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Any other chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition which produces for a specific patient one or more of the following, and for which, in the professional opinion of the patient’s physician, such condition may reasonably be relieved by the medical use of marijuana: Cachexia, Severe pain, Severe Nausea, Seizures or Muscle Spasms, Chemotherapy induced anorexia

How to Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Vermont:

To apply for a Vermont medical marijuana card, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be a resident of Vermont with proof of residency
  • You must obtain a copy of your medical records which show that you have been diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition
  • You must receive a physician’s statement which suggests that you stand o benefit from the use of medical marijuana

Follow these steps to apply for a Vermont patient card:

  1. Get a Marijuana Registry Physician’s Medical Verification form from a licensed doctor in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts or New York
  2. Complete and sign the Application
  3. Have the application notarized
  4. Create a .jpeg of a photo of yourself and copy it to a CD. Label the CD with your name and DOB and include the CD with your application
  5. Send everything, including a check or money order of $50 to:

Vermont Marijuana Registry
Department of Public Safety
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, Vermont 05671

Renewal Requirements

Patients in the state of Vermont must annually resubmit paperwork to get a patient card, along with the $50 fee. The Registry notifies patients when it’s time to renew.