Vermont

Medical Marijuana

Marijuana Registry

18 Vt. Stat. §§ 4471 to 4474m (2017)

2017 Act No. 65 PDF
Medical Marijuana Registry
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 8, 2017

2015 Act No. 168 PDF
Medical Cannabis Dispensaries
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 6, 2016

2013 Act No. 155 PDF
Medical Cannabis Dispensaries
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 27, 2014

2011 Act No. 65 PDF
Medical Cannabis Dispensaries
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 2, 2011

2007 Act No. 58 PDF
Therapeutic Use of Cannabis
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 30, 2007

2003 Act No. 135 PDF
Therapeutic Use of Cannabis
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 26, 2004

1981 Act No. 49 PDF
Therapeutic Use of Cannabis
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 27, 1981

Rules Regulating Cannabis for Symptom Relief PDF

1.21 “Possession limit” means the amount of marijuana, including the attributed weight of marijuana used in marijuana-infused products:
(A) Allowed to be collectively possessed between the registered patient and the patient’s registered caregiver, which is no more than two mature marijuana plants, seven immature plants, and two ounces of usable marijuana;
(B) Allowed to be possessed by a registered dispensary, which is no more than 28 mature marijuana plants, 98 immature plants, and 28 ounces of usable marijuana;
(C) If a registered dispensary is designated by more than 14 registered patients; the dispensary is allowed to possess no more than two mature marijuana plants, seven immature marijuana plants and four ounces of usable marijuana for each currently registered patient that has designated that specific dispensary.

Here are the federal penalties for marijuana plants:

Federal Penalties

21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(A)(vii)
1000 kilograms (2204.62 pounds / 1.10231 tons) or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of marihuana, or 1,000 or more marihuana plants regardless of weight
$10/50 million — 10 years to life in prison

21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(B)(vii)
100 kilograms (220.462 pounds / 0.110231 tons) or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of marihuana, or 100 or more marihuana plants regardless of weight
$5/25 million — 5 to 40 years in prison

21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(C)
50 to 99 kilograms or 50 to 99 plants
$1/5 million — up to 20 years in prison

21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(D)
less than 50 kilograms of marihuana, except in the case of 50 or more marihuana plants regardless of weight, 10 kilograms of hashish, or one kilogram of hashish oil,
$250,000/$1 million — up to 5 years in prison

21 U.S.C. § 844

Any person who violates this subsection may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not more than 1 year, and shall be fined a minimum of $1,000, or both,

except that if he commits such offense after a prior conviction under this subchapter or subchapter II of this chapter, or a prior conviction for any drug, narcotic, or chemical offense chargeable under the law of any State, has become final, he shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment for not less than 15 days but not more than 2 years, and shall be fined a minimum of $2,500,L

except, further, that if he commits such offense after two or more prior convictions under this subchapter or subchapter II of this chapter, or two or more prior convictions for any drug, narcotic, or chemical offense chargeable under the law of any State, or a combination of two or more such offenses have become final, he shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment for not less than 90 days but not more than 3 years, and shall be fined a minimum of $5,000.

21 U.S.C. § 844a

(a) In general Any individual who knowingly possesses a controlled substance that is listed in section 841(b)(1)(A) of this title in violation of section 844 of this title in an amount that, as specified by regulation of the Attorney General, is a personal use amount shall be liable to the United States for a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each such violation.

(b) Income and net assets The income and net assets of an individual shall not be relevant to the determination whether to assess a civil penalty under this section or to prosecute the individual criminally. However, in determining the amount of a penalty under this section, the income and net assets of an individual shall be considered.

(c) Prior conviction A civil penalty may not be assessed under this section if the individual previously was convicted of a Federal or State offense relating to a controlled substance.

(d) Limitation on number of assessments A civil penalty may not be assessed on an individual under this section on more than two separate occasions.

(e) Assessment A civil penalty under this section may be assessed by the Attorney General only by an order made on the record after opportunity for a hearing in accordance with section 554 of title 5. The Attorney General shall provide written notice to the individual who is the subject of the proposed order informing the individual of the opportunity to receive such a hearing with respect to the proposed order. The hearing may be held only if the individual makes a request for the hearing before the expiration of the 30-day period beginning on the date such notice is issued.

Legalization

2018 Act No. ___ PDF
eliminate all penalties for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana and two mature and four immature marijuana plants for a person who is 21 years of age or older
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2018

Industrial Hemp

Hemp Registration Program

6 Vt. Stat. §§ 561 to 566 (2017)

  • Allows for commercial hemp production overseen by the Vermont secretary of agriculture, food and markets.
  • Requires the registration form advise applicants that hemp is still listed and regulated as cannabis under the federal Controlled Substances Act.

2013 Act No. 84 PDF
Industrial Hemp
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 10, 2013

2007 Act No. 212 PDF
Industrial Hemp
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 29, 2008

History

1989 Act No. 100 PDF
Marijuana
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 1989

1975 Act No. 10 PDF
Marijuana
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 9, 1975

1967 Act No. 343 PDF
Regulation and Control of Drug Abuse
EFFECTIVE DATE: March 23, 1968

Page last updated on January 27, 2018