When and Where Can I Buy Weed in Vermont?

Ashley Reynolds is the Co Founder of EMTCBD. Working with those ready to make the transition to plan based medicine is the driver behind Ashley’s ambitions to marry education with safe consumption of cannabis. A mom, dental hygienist, wife, and Vermonter, Ashley brings a unique story sharing perspective to the everyday women just trying to be well in a life of ups and downs.


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Vermont Cannabis Control Board

From ccb.vermont.gov: “The CCB was established through Act 164 of 2020 for the purpose of safely, equitably implementing and administering the laws and rules regulating adult-use cannabis (marijuana) in Vermont. It is responsible for establishing, administering, and regulating a cannabis regulatory system for commercial cannabis cultivators, wholesalers, product manufacturers, retailers and testing laboratories.”

Anyone is able to electronically comment on the minutes from each meeting, via this page. If you’d like to watch the meetings, you can view them here.

Until December 2021, the VCCB will be meeting every other day for two hours to discuss dispensaries, licensing, processing and cultivation.

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History of Cannabis in Vermont

Vermont was actually one of the earliest states to embrace the idea of cannabis as medicine back in 2004. In 2020, the Green Mountain State also became the ninth in the country to legalize cannabis for adult use. However, sales for recreational cannabis are not scheduled to begin in the state until 2022.

With cannabis possession now fully legal in the state, you may be curious about when you can purchase cannabis and where you are supposed to buy your cannabis from to remain compliant. We’ve pulled together the details to help you along.

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When can I buy weed in VT?

October 1st is the first day that legal sales of recreational cannabis will take place. All adults over the age of 21 will have access to cannabis products through the authorized Vermont dispensaries that have been licensed by the Vermont CCB.

 

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So, where can I buy weed in VT legally?

Although the handful of medical dispensaries in Vermont, who are currently owned by out of state interests, will get first crack at the adult use market, we encourage you to put your money into boutique recreational dispensaries owned by folks who had to go through the long and drawn out licensing process that just began earlier this year.

Elmore Mountain Therapeutics strongly endorses Vermont Bud Barn in Brattleboro, VT. Owner Scott Sparks has been a champion supporter of EMTCBD since our inception and we know that customers will get a red carpet customer service approach. Scott’s priories of quality and safety can be felt as soon as you enter the brand new building.

We also wholeheartedly support women and minorities in the the adult use cannabis market here in Vermont. The Vermont CCB awarded the first retail cannabis license to Mountain Girl Cannabis in Rutland Vermont. We are excited to see Ana and Josh MacDuff become a piece of history as this new market emerges in Vermont.

Lastly, we’d like to recommend our new friends Damien and Bailey Evans of Higher Elevation Located right in our very own neighborhood of Morrisville, VT. They’re goal is to focus on supporting small batch and craft cannabis producers  in our area.

 

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Vermont Dispensary FAQs

What about cannabis possession in Vermont?

Even though recreational cannabis dispensaries are not yet open in Vermont, adults over the age of 21 (yes, even those without an MMJ card) are allowed to have as much as one ounce of cannabis or “five grams of hashish” without facing a penalty. Vermonters are also allowed to grow their own cannabis plants—four immature plants or two mature plants in a protected area. By contrast, MMJ patients can have up to nine plants at once.

A note about purchase limits

Once adult-use dispensaries open in the state, there will be a few limits as to how much cannabis a person can purchase at one time. The laws also dictate the amount of THC allowed in the products purchased. For example, you won’t be able to purchase flower that contains more than 30 percent THC. Edibles must contain 50 milligrams of THC or less for the full product and only 5mg THC per serving.

 

We encourage everyone to consume safely and to support local producers.

 

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Written by Ashley Reynolds.