Medical dispensaries may acquire, possess, cultivate, manufacture, process, transfer, transport, supply, sell, and dispense cannabis, cannabis-infused products, and cannabis-related supplies and educational materials to registered patients, if the registered patient has designated the dispensary as his or her dispensary, and to the patient’s registered caregiver. Dispensaries may acquire cannabis seeds or other parts of the cannabis plant capable of regeneration from registered patients, their caregivers, or another registered Vermont dispensary. Similarly, dispensaries may give cannabis seeds or other parts of the cannabis plant capable of regeneration to registered patients, their caregivers, or another registered Vermont dispensary.
Current Regime: The planting, growing, cultivating, harvesting, selling, storing, and transporting of hemp is legal under Vermont law. “Hemp” is defined as the plant Cannabis sativa L. with the federally defined tetrahydrocannabinol concentration (“THC”) level of hemp—currently Cannabis sativa L. with a THC concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis. Hemp is considered an agricultural commodity.
The sale of cannabis is currently illegal. “Gifting” cannabis is legal, although the Attorney General’s office has advised that the transfer of cannabis for any legal consideration—e.g., buying a T-shirt and receiving a “gift” of cannabis in return—is considered a sale and thus prohibited.
Yes, 6 V.S.A. § 561 et seq., as amended.
Notably, regulation of the medical cannabis program will move from the Department of Public Safety to the newly created Cannabis Control Board (see infra) on March 1, 2022.
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Wherever you get your seeds, plan to pay at least $50 for ‘standard’ (meaning there are male and female, ideally at least 50/50 ratio) seeds, and at least $100 for feminized (all female) seeds. If you’re paying over $100 for seeds, do your homework and make sure that you read a few reviews — searching Instagram is the fastest way to find ‘testers’ grown by the breeders and other customers.
For those looking for clones, it’s a slightly more complex process, and it’s only available to Vermontijuana subscribers ($2/month available here). If (when) you ARE a paid subscriber looking for trustworthy clones in Vermont, we’ll privately share the updated list of what’s available, and then work with you to set up a personal introduction and/or direct transfer.
If you’re looking for a wider variety of genetics (autoflowers, feminized seeds, etc), then Archive Seed Bank is the place to go. If you really want to shop around, seedsherenow.com and dcseedexchange.com are two other great resources; however, the Archive team have consistently shown love to the Vermont community and they frequently attend events across the northeast, so they get the nod for online sales.
For those looking for seeds, the most direct Vermont recommendations that we can share are Emerald Rose Seeds and Sherpa Seeds. When you’re on EmeraldRoseSeeds.com, make sure to check out Vermont-based Ice Petal Flower Genetics (@icepetalflowergenetics), winners of two different categories in the original Headies contest and some of the most respected growers and breeders in the entire region.
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Not surprisingly, we’ve been getting a TON of inquiries for people looking for both seeds and clones, and since we’ve got a lot of very talented grower friends in Vermont, and it’s more important than ever to both support our local neighbors, and to be more self-sufficient yourself. So, it’s time to give the people what they want, and to activate the Vermontijuana network in order to connect you with locally-sourced seeds and clones.