How to Get an MMJ Card in Vermont
Fill Out the Submission Form Above
The Cannabis Control Board (CCB) oversees the Vermont Medical Marijuana Registry, and a licensed physician must approve your application before it can be submitted to the patient registry. MMJ Card Online makes this process incredibly fast and easy – just fill out the submission form above and we’ll get your started on the process in minutes.
Schedule Your Online Consultation
Attending a consultation with one of our in-network Vermont physicians or healthcare professionals is the next step. Any of the medical professionals listed below may provide an MMJ certification in Vermont:
- Licensed advanced practice registered nurses (APRN)
- Clinical social workers
- Clinical mental health counselors
- Licensed physicians (MD, DO)
- Licensed naturopathic doctors (ND)
- Certified physician assistants (PA)
Additionally, the Healthcare Professional Verification Form may be legitimately completed on behalf of the patient by any of the aforementioned healthcare professionals who have a license under “substantially equivalent provisions” in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, or New York.
The doctor will fill out the application on your behalf if they are confident that you qualify for medicinal marijuana. This paper certifies that you meet the requirements for using medicinal marijuana.
Additionally, the CCB must receive a completed Mental Health Care Provider Form from a patient who has been diagnosed with PTSD. They also must have a package of completed application materials.
You should be aware that Vermont requires a “bona fide health care professional-patient relationship.” This entails a minimum three-month treatment or consultation connection with the doctor.
The doctor must have thoroughly examined your medical history and state of health over these three months. A physical exam is part of this. Patients receiving hospice care may not always be subject to this requirement. The same exception is often made for patients who have been given a cancer diagnosis, a terminal condition, or HIV/AIDS.
Complete the Online Application Process
You’ll need an updated photo ID as part of the application process, which we’ll help you take care of during your telemedicine consultation. The image has to be: In color and a complete face-and-shoulder photo of you facing the camera directly without any sunglasses or headgear.
Visit a Dispensary and Start Buying Meds!
The process is as simple as that – you will get a Marijuana Registry Identification Card in the mail if your application is approved, and additionally you will be given details on how to join the Patient Registry. Your Vermont medical marijuana card will be valid for a full year once authorized.
How to Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Vermont: A Step-by-Step Breakdown
- Check your eligibility
- Arrange a consultation with a medical professional
- Allow them to assess you
- Get an updated photo taken (meeting the requirements)
- Pay the application fee
- If approved, receive your medical card
- Visit the dispensary
Vermont Medical Marijuana Card Qualifying Conditions
Not all conditions in Vermont qualify for medical cannabis. The following are recognized as patient qualifying conditions:
- Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
- Crohn’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Chronic pain
- Severe nausea
- Parkinson’s disease
- PTSD (If the patient is confirmed to be undergoing psychotherapy/counseling with a licensed mental health provider)
- Severe and persistent muscle spasms
- An illness or treatment that leads to severe, persistent, and intractable symptoms
The list of qualifying medical conditions can be subject to change, so check with your medical practitioner for the most accurate information.
In this section, we’ll outline how to renew your Vermont medical marijuana card and offer important information regarding caregiver rules.
Medical Marijuana Card Renewal in Vermont
Before the 12-month term expires, a doctor (or another qualified healthcare professional) must re-certify you in order to renew. If not, you must completely restart the application process.
When it’s time to renew your application, the Registry won’t remind you. The whole responsibility of remembering the expiration date rests with you.
You can choose a caregiver if you become a medical marijuana patient in Vermont. This person needs to be at least 21 years old. They are in charge of overseeing your well-being in relation to marijuana use. A person who has been found guilty of a drug-related offense is ineligible for selection. Only one registered patient may be attended to by this caregiver at once.
Two registered carers are allowed for patients under the age of 18.
If you specify their address as the grow site on the caregiver application, your caregiver may cultivate marijuana there.
Vermont Medical Marijuana Laws and Rules
In Vermont, using marijuana illegally carries harsh consequences. Despite the fact that people over the age of 21 can legally purchase and possess up to an ounce, having more than that is a crime recreationally. In this situation, you might serve up to six months in prison! Even worse, it is a felony to possess anything over two ounces. A conviction may result in a maximum fine of $500,000 and a possible jail sentence of 15 years.
Any quantity sold illegally is a misdemeanor punishable by a two-year maximum sentence in jail. Selling more than half an ounce is a crime that carries a maximum five-year jail sentence. Growing three or more mature plants is illegal, and if found guilty, you might receive up to three years in prison.
This is why medical marijuana is such a vital option for those who qualify. If you obtain a medical marijuana card, you or your designated cargiver will be permitted to purchase and possess up to 2 ounces of medical cannabis, and cultivation is also allowed (2 mature and four immature plants at home).
FAQ About Getting an MMJ Card in Vermont
Vermont offers a wide array of cannabis products, with just about anything that might desire being available at at least one dispensary in the state. Some popular selections include rosin, flower, concentrates, and edibles.
In Vermont, MMJ users and their caregivers are allowed to have up to two ounces of cannabis. Please be aware that you may only transport marijuana in a secured container and out of sight of others.
At the time of writing, seven dispensaries are run by five different businesses in Vermont:
- CeresMed: Burlington and South Burlington
- Vermont Patients Alliance: Montpelier
- Grassroots Vermont: Brandon
- Phytocare Vermont: Bennington
- CeresMed South: Brattleboro and Middlebury
No, marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act, making it unlawful to transport it over state borders.
The approval percentage among MMJCardOnline users is extraordinarily high. Before applying, please read the material in this guide to improve your chances of success. In the unusual event that you are rejected, you will get a complete refund.
The $50 application fee is part of the Vermont medical marijuana card price. For a consultation with a doctor, budget about $200.