BUD AND BREAKFAST’S MARIJUANA JURISDICTION REGULATION STATE-BY-STATE OVERVIEW: Vermont.
Is medicinal cannabis legal? Yes
Is recreational marijuana legal? No
Cannabis legalization in Vermont since Bill 76 was updated means that there are a permitted four medical marijuana dispensaries that are allowed to cultivate their own inventory.
In order to make use of medical cannabis, patients must be registered with the state, as must patient caregivers. Home cultivation is allowed with a maximum of seven immature plants. Possession of two ounces of cannabis is allowed.
According to the Marijuana Policy Project, in January of 2015, legislators were presented with an account of the potential tax revenue that recreational marijuana could bring to the state of Vermont. This was estimated by researchers from the Rand Corporation to be as much as $75 million per year. Following this report, more lawmakers seem to be in favor of legalizing and regulating cannabis.
Polls show that over 50 percent of Vermont voters are in favor of legalizing and regulating cannabis. Senator David Zuckerman has introduced S.95, which is a bill seeking an end to prohibition of marijuana. The Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana is gaining steam and has a lot of public support.