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Legal Status

Medical & Recreational

Possession Limits

Medical patients


2 oz poss. limit

2 oz purchase limit

Recreational users


1 oz poss. limit

1 oz purchase limit

State Taxes

Medical patients


Recreational users




Why Get a Vermont
Med Card

Save over 20% on cannabis purchases

Greater possession limit

Greater purchase limit

Access to higher potency strains

Skip the dispensary line

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Excluded from 20% excise tax
2x greater purchase limits
HUGE cash and time savings!

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in VT

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Book a consultation with a licensed medical marijuana physician in Vermont. You will schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in VT through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you and provides some basic medical history. From there you can book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor.

Do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance with getting an appointment set, our team would be more than happy to help.


Consult with a doctor for 10-15 mins to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana and approve you. Once you have this you can then use that to apply to the state.


Once you have your consultation and are approved for a Vermont medical marijuana card, the doctor will upload your information to the state and certify you for medical cannabis treatment. You’ll apply to the state and have your card sent in the mail. When you have your card in hand, you can begin purchasing from dispensaries in Vermont.

Vermont patients need to be re-certified annually by a licensed physician in VT. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you set up a renewal consultation.

What You Get Using Veriheal in Vermont

Medical Cannabis Recommendation

Cannabis Consultation

Digital Cannabis Certification

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Just So You Know...

  • You can book a combo consultation with a friend or family member and you EACH get $10 off your appointment.
  • If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL.
  • Your recommendation is valid for 1 year in Vermont and you will need to re-certify your license with another appointment when it expires.

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Medical Cannabis Savings Taxes explained and the benefits of getting your medical card in Vermont

Recreational Marijuana Taxes in Vermont

20% (14% excise + 6% sales tax)

Medical Marijuana Taxes in Vermont



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The Status of Cannabis Legalization in VT

In recent Vermont cannabis reform, HB 270 was passed by state legislators and heads to a congressional hearing. House Bill 270 increases the number of plants patients can cultivate at home, allowing for six mature and 12 immature plants.

The bill also increases the maximum allowable THC content in a single edible cannabis product from 50 to 100 mg, expands the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis treatment, increases the number of patients for whom a caregiver may provide services, and removes annual registration fees for qualifying caregivers.

Vermont became the ninth state to legalize recreational cannabis on January 22, 2018. The Vermont Legislature became the first in the US to legalize recreational marijuana without the use of a ballot initiative.

The Vermont Marijuana Registry (VMR) was established by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to oversee the rules and regulations that govern the medical cannabis program. SB 76 sets out certain parameters used by the VMR for qualifying patients and caregivers to receive access to medical cannabis.

Only patients and caregivers in the registry, who have medical marijuana ID cards can purchase medical cannabis from VMR-licensed dispensaries. Patients may only obtain cannabis from their designated dispensary, and may only designate one (1) dispensary at a time. Patients may change their designated dispensary only once in a 90-day period. There are five (5) state-licensed dispensaries; a sixth may be added when the program includes more than 7,000 patients.

Patients in the registry are authorized to purchase and consume medical cannabis if they meet certain requirements for eligibility. To become a registered medical marijuana patient, a person must be diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition, and receive a recommendation by a health care professional in the course of an established healthcare professional-patient relationship.

Though Vermont legalized the drug in 2018, legislators have been battling how to tax and regulate the legal cannabis industry. 

According to the Bennington Banner, the holdup may have an end in sight, reporting in September 2020 that a compromise committee worked out the kinks in the bill, specifically roadside testing, seatbelt laws, and the amount of tax. Based on the agreement, there will be a 14% excise tax on cannabis products, some of which will fund substance abuse prevention.   

Until then, the Green Mountain State provides average medicinal cannabis to 5,209 registered patients, according to Americans for Safe Access (ASA), which gives them an overall C grade. Though the Washington-based organization reports Vermont’s effort to make patient access easier with curbside pickup and delivery during COVID-19, the state could ideally do much more.

Qualifying Conditions in Vermont

Vermont has a short list of qualifying conditions for patients that, according to the Vermont Crime Information Center, “must be diagnosed with a qualifying debilitating medical condition” that include:

Along with having a qualifying condition, a patient must prove that they are a Vermont resident with a current driver’s license or state identification card. The approved patient must also pay a $50 annual non-refundable medical cannabis card registration fee. 


A designated caregiver must be at least 21-years-old to assist a state-registered medical cannabis patient. Additionally, the caregiver must undergo a criminal background check and prove they are a Vermont resident by providing a valid driver’s license or a state identification card. A registered patient under the age of 18 is permitted to have caregivers, who can purchase and dispense prescribed medical cannabis to them. 

Possession and Cultivation

Vermont allows patients or their caregivers to possess up to two ounces of cannabis flower or two mature plants and seven immature shrubs. Vermont also mandates that patients designate a specific dispensary to purchase medical cannabis from. Patients and caregivers are also allowed to cultivate their cannabis on their respective properties as long as it is not in public view. Clones and seeds to grow cannabis are sold at dispensaries. 

Application Process

  1. Complete and submit the patient registry application form to the VMR.
  2. Submit a valid Vermont driver’s license or Vermont identification card to establish proof of residency.
  3. Submit a digital, color photograph of yourself.
  4. Designate a dispensary and caregivers, if applicable. A registered patient who is younger than 18 is required to have one (1) registered adult caregiver, and may designate an additional registered adult caregivers.
  5. Provide the physical address and specific location of the enclosed facility for a patient’s personal cultivation. Registered patients may not cultivate cannabis if they designate a dispensary.
  6. Provide a Qualifying Condition Verification Form that has been completed by a health care professional. The statement must show evidence that a bona fide health care professional-patient relationship exists, or that the debilitating medical condition is of recent onset, and the patient has not had a previous health care professional who is able to verify the nature of the disease and its symptoms.
  7. Pay a $50 non-refundable fee for a registry identification card.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a qualified patient, how do I go about getting a Vermont medical cannabis card?

It’s simple. Use the form on the top of this page to begin the process, and Veriheal will begin setting you up with a physician who can evaluate your health and confirm your condition.

The cost for the medical marijuana evaluation and approval with Veriheal is $199, with a full guarantee if not approved. Additionally, the state of Vermont charges an annual registration fee of $50 when approved.

Yes. To be approved for a medical cannabis license in Vermont an applicant must provide either a state license or identification card to prove their residency.

Medical cannabis patients can access a wide variety of cannabis products in Vermont dispensaries. Products include dry cannabis flower, pre-rolls, vaporizers, concentrates and extracts, tinctures, topicals, and edibles.

Places to Visit in Vermont After Enjoying Your Medicine

Whether boating on Lake Champlain or shopping at Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Vermont offers so much outdoor and indoor fun. Home to Ben & Jerry’s, which offers a full factory tour, Vermont also hosts Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park combines a working farm and millionaire mansion for visitors to explore, and Green Mountain National Forest features acres of thick shrubs ready to hike. Speaking of mountains, Vermont has top-rated ski resorts frequented annually by thousands who love to carve out the snow. The Rock of Ages Quarry and Hope Cemetery, a 550-foot deep hole in the ground surrounded by granite grave tops, is also a famous Green Mountain State spot to stop in Graniteville. Next time a trip to the dispensary is on the calendar, carve out some extra time to stop at any of the below best places in Vermont.

Stowe Mountain Resort

Skiing down this famous mountain from The Sound of Music is just one way to enjoy the resort, not to mention riding in a hot air balloon, hike a waterfall, take a horse and carriage ride, or simply stay warm inside at a day spa. The mountain resort also offers boat rides and ice skating. The area touts tasty delights with many area eateries offering all types of fare. Visiting the Trapp Family Lodge and spinning around on the mountaintop is the surely the best way to end a trip to Stowe Mountain.

Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain is not just for fishing, though there are plenty of charter boats ready to take off. Between biking paths, laying on the beach, playing golf, riding electric scooters, or taking a private sailing tour, the Vermont lake is a great place to spend the day or weekend, with camping grounds available. For inside fun in the area, the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory and Lake Champlain Chocolates are two great stops for something furry and sweet. The Allenholm Farm is fresh for apple picking, and the Shelburne Country Store is the best place to stop for some famous Vermont maple syrup.


The Green Mountain State’s largest city, Burlington, overlooks Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks, giving locals and visitors a great view at any time of the year. The home base of the University of Vermont, the town, is always alive with campus events and social gatherings. Burlington also hosts the Vermont Symphony Orchestra that features some of the top-performing artists. Church Street Marketplace is a must stop when in town. The four blocks of shopping on a car-free street also feature annual festivals that celebrate Vermont heritage.

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