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Vermont Medical Cannabis Program Details For Patients

Vermont Medical Marijuana Program: Contact Details

Vermont Department of Public Health

Marijuana Registry

45 State Drive

Waterbury, VT 05671-1300

Phone: 802-241-5115

Fax: 802-241-5230

Email: DPS.MJRegistry@vermont.gov

Website: Vermont Marijuana Registry Program

Note from State, on sources for medical marijuana

“The Marijuana Registry is neither a source for marijuana nor can the Registry provide information to patients on how to obtain marijuana” [Accessed Mar. 1, 2016]

The Vermont Patient Registry application fee, is $50. The Vermont Marijuana Registry is mandatory, and does NOT accept other state’s registry cards.

Vermont Medical Marijuana Program: Information

After the passing of Senate Bill 76 and House Bill 645, Governor James Douglas (R) allowed the “Act Relating to Marijuana Use by Persons with Severe Illness” to pass into law, unsigned, in July 2004 — effectively removing state-level criminal penalties on the use and possession of marijuana, by patients in possession of a written letter from a physician stating that, he or she may benefit from the medical use of marijuana, for alleviating symptoms caused by debilitating medical conditions and their medical treatments.

Senate Bill 00007 — May 2011 — established the requirement for a bonafide physician-patient relationship. Bonafide relationship is defined as a relationship that has taken no less than six (6) months to establish. During the course of which, physicians are required to complete a full assessment of the registered patient’s medical history, and existing medical conditions.

Senate Bill 17 — June 2011 — established “An Act Relating To Registering Four Nonprofit Organizations To Dispense Marijuana For Symptom Relief”, which contained instructions or registering up to four nonprofit marijuana dispensaries, throughout the state.

The state’s first two medical marijuana dispensaries, officially open — June 2013.

Vermont Medical Marijuana Program: Qualifying Conditions

Patients in Vermont diagnosed with one of the following severe, debilitating, or life-threatening medical conditions, are afforded legal protection under Vermont’s medical marijuana law:

cancer; Crohn’s disease, HIV/AIDS; Parkinson’s disease; PTSD; multiple sclerosis;

or the treatment of these conditions if the disease or the treatment results in severe, persistent, and or more of the following intractable symptoms:
cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe pain, nausea, or seizures including those characteristic of epilepsy

Vermont Medical Marijuana Program: Possession and Cultivation Regulations

Registered patients, and registered caregivers, may legally cultivate no more than two (2) mature and seven (7) immature, marijuana plants. Additionally the Vermont “Act Relating to Marijuana Use by Persons with Severe Illness”, allows the patient to use and possess no more than, two (2) ounces of usable marijuana.

Vermont Medical Marijuana Program: Telemedicine

If you have are a M.D. or D.O.; physicians assistant (P.A. or PA-C); Vermont Naturopathic Physician (N.D.); or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), you may become a provider of medical marijuana telemedicine services online in Vermont, giving patients the ability to now see a marijuana doctor online and in real-time, via the medical marijuana telemedicine portal.

Please be advised that, the State of Vermont requires that a medical marijuana telemedicine doctor first establish a bonafide relationship with a patient in-person, after which the physician may conduct all follow-up visits via medical marijuana telemedicine services, online.

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