Updated March 12, 2020
Is marijuana legal in Vermont?
Marijuana is legal in Vermont, but the state lacks a regulatory system to allow it to be cultivated and sold.
Marijuana cannot yet be sold in Vermont, but it is legal to possess one ounce of marijuana plus any amount of marijuana harvested from one’s personal garden.
Marijuana legalization in Vermont happened as a result of Act 86 (H. 511), signed into law in January 2018.
When will sales of marijuana be allowed in Vermont?
In February 2020, Vermont Bill S. 54 was passed by the House and the Senate, and once reconciled into a final draft could be signed by the governor in March, 2020. This would create a legal framework to sell recreational marijuana in Vermont.
If Bill S. 54 is passed, licensing would begin in 2022.
- Cannabis in Vermont (Wikipedia)
- Marijuana Policy Project – Vermont
- “Marijuana Use in Vermont,” Health Vermont
- State of Vermont Marijuana Commission
- Full text of “H.511 (Act 86) An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older”
- Vermont Department of Public Safety – Marijuana Registry
- Vermont Laws and Penalties (NORML)
- Vermont Department of Health – Let’s Talk Cannabis
- VisitNewEngland – Marijuana in Vermont
- Americans for Safe Access – Vermont
- Vermont Cannabis and Hemp Convention (May 2020)
- Heady Vermont
- University of Vermont – Cannabis at UVM
- Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana
- Smart Approaches to Marijuana – Vermont (anti-legalization)