How do you get a medical marijuana card in Vermont?

"I am writing on behalf of my stepfather, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He has a tumor in his throat which cannot be removed due to potential complications. He lives in Vermont and I am in Oregon. Wondering where we can go from here/ what’s available considering laws and regulations."

I’m sorry to hear about your stepfather’s diagnosis.

Vermont has had a medical marijuana program in place since 2004.The qualifying conditions are:

-Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
-Crohn’s disease
-Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
-Parkinson’s disease
-Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
-Severe or chronic pain
-Severe nausea
-Any patient receiving hospice care

The patient must receive their cannabis recommendation from a Vermont-licensed medical doctor; naturopathic physician; physician assistant; or an advance practice registered nurse. Once the patient has this written recommendation, they may apply for an official Vermont marijuana registry identification card. With this official ID, patients are allowed to possess two (2) ounces of usable marijuana. Home cultivation is permitted and patients can grow a maximum of nine plants, of which no more than two may be mature. A registered patient may also designate a primary caregiver if they need assistance.


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