Traveling to Vermont, or do you live there and still don’t get the laws? We feel your pain, so we searched the web for you and pulled together the cannabis laws for consumers in Vermont. 

Please note that laws are consistently changing and although we work hard to keep this information as up to date as possible we suggest checking with the state’s government site as well.

The Basics

The Need to Know


Adults 21 and older may legally posses up to one ounce of cannabis or less than 5 grams of hashish. 

Medical patients and caregivers can legally possess up to five ounces of cannabis collectively per month. 

Purchasing Limits

Adults 21 and older can purchase 1 ounce of cannabis flower per month.

Medical patients are allowed to purchase up to five ounces of cannabis per month, unless their physician authorizes more.


You can legally consume cannabis on private property out of view from the public.

It is not allowed to consume cannabis on any federal or public land or in a vehicle (even if you are a passenger). If you are caught consuming in public you could face heavy fines. 


Adults 21 and older can grow up to two mature and four immature cannabis plants. All plants must out of public view.

If you are a renter and want to grow you must get written permission from the property owner.

Medical marijuana patients can legally grow two mature and seven immature cannabis plants. 

Driving Under the Influence

If you are found guilty of driving under the influence of cannabis you will face DUI charges and penalties.

Transporting Marijuana

It is legal to transport cannabis in your vehicle as long as it is in a locked container and out of the public eye. Legal possession limits apply. It is best to keep products in the trunk or a locked glove box.

Exporting Marijuana

Moving cannabis across state lines is illegal and can result in a steep penalty if you’re caught. 

It is also illegal to ship or send it in the mail.

Traveling by Plane

Cannabis is still illegal on the federal level so it is always a risk if you decide to fly with it. 


You can use your medical card in another state if that state has medical marijuana reciprocity.

The five state-sanctioned dispensaries will only sell cannabis to Vermont residents within the Vermont Marijuana Registry. Vermont’s program does not accommodate out-of-state patients.

Medical Marijuana

Qualifying Conditions:

  • Cachexia, or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy, or other seizures
  • Glaucoma
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Nausea
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • A condition or its treatment that results in severe, persistent, and intractable symptoms
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD




Get Your Medical Marijuana Card

Not sure how to get your Medical Marijuana Card? We’ve partnered with Veriheal to bring you a simple and seamless way to see if you qualify and chat with a doctor right from the comfort of your own home.

Additional Resources

Looking for more?

Check out Vermont’s government site.

Want to learn more about the cannabis laws in other states? Click here to find out more.