In Vermont, recreational use of marijuana is illegal, but using marijuana for medical purposes is legal and anyone who qualifies can apply for a Medical Marijuana Card. For anyone looking to come to California who’s in need of a Medical Marijuana Card, book an appointment and have a chat with Dr. Frank, online or in-person. If your state offers telehealth, Dr. Frank may be able to consult with your primary doctor or surgeon as well.
Just follow these five steps to get your card:
1. Pay Your Doctor a Visit
First and foremost, you must contact your doctor to retrieve your medical records. Then you will need to have an evaluation visit with your doctor to discuss the benefits of medical marijuana treatment. You will only meet qualification if you have one of the illnesses below:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Severe pain
- Seizures including epilepsy
2.Send your Bona Fide Care Practitioner Verification Form
Download your application form here: http://vcic.vermont.gov/marijuana-registry/library
Print off your full application form and send a copy of the ‘Health Care Professional Verification Form’ to your physician. The physician has been treating you for at least 3 months. Ask them to complete and send it back to you for submission with the rest of your application. The Vermont Marijuana Registry will be in contact with your care provider, to confirm the information they submitted.
3.Fill Out Your Application Form
Complete the application form in full carefully. There are other pages to the application form, that may not be relevant to you (caregiver registration, minor registration and renewal registration).
You will also be required to provide a colour photo either on a CD with your application or the photo can be emailed to [email protected] before you submit your application. Your application will also need to notarized.
You will also need to send payment of $50 for the registration of your Medical Marijuana Card. This fee is non-refundable and can be payed by check or money order, payable to ‘The department of Public Safety’.
Once you have received your completed form, sent back from your doctor. If you are ready to submit your application, you can send it by mail to this address:
State of Vermont Marijuana Registry,
45 State Drive,
4. Wait for Your Card
The VMR must approve or deny an application in writing within 30 days of receipt of a completed application. If the application is approved, the VMR will issue the applicant a registry identification card. The registry identification card and/or any other correspondence will be sent to the mailing address provided on the completed application. Your card will expire after 1 year of issue date.
5. Enjoy your Medical Marijuana Card
Once you have received your card, you can go to and explore Vermont’s dispensaries, such as Southern Vermont Wellness or Rutland County Organics. You may possess no more than 2 mature plants, 7 immature plants, and 2 ounces of usable marijuana at one time.