Improvements to Vermont’s Medical Cannabis Program Take Effect

Improvements to Vermont’s Medical Cannabis Program Take Effect

Vermont Senate Bill 247 officially took effect Tuesday, making several improvements to the state’s medical cannabis program.pelleylawgroup Those improvements include removing a limit of 1,000 patients per dispensary, legalizing the distribution of medical cannabis via delivery and authorizing a study to determine whether post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) should be added as a condition that qualifies someone to become a medical cannabis patient.

Senate Bill 247 also allows naturopaths to give recommendations for medical cannabis. Another change removes a restriction requiring people to stay with the same physician at least 6 months to receive a medical cannabis recommendation from them.

An additional alteration to the program allows someone to become a registered caregiver if they’ve been convicted of a past drug-related crime, whereas before the new law took effect someone with a drug charge was prohibited from being a caregiver. Dispensaries will now be authorized to possess up to 4 ounces of usable cannabis per patient, rather than the prior limit of 2.

The full bill can be found by clicking here.

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