What does a recreational cannabis market mean for me? We break down the Vermont law

Vermont will soon have a regulated, recreational marijuana market.

What does that mean for folks who want to get into the emerging industry, partake in openly buying cannabis products, or want to know how their community will be impacted?

We break down the bill, answering pressing questions.

I am interested in purchasing cannabis in Vermont

When will I be able to start buying cannabis products?

Cannabis retail establishments will start receiving licenses to operate Oct. 1, 2022.

How much can I buy and what can I buy?

In the bill, cannabis product is defined as “concentrated cannabis and a product that is composed of cannabis and other ingredients and is intended for use or consumption, including an edible product, ointment, and tincture.” Cannabis vaping products are included.

There was not a stipulation in the bill as to how much cannabis product a consumer could purchase, however, the law currently allows for possession of up to an ounce of cannabis or five grams of hashish.

Will I be able to smoke in public?

No, you will not be able to consume cannabis in a public place, which includes “any street, alley, park, sidewalk, public building other than individual dwellings, any place of public accommodation,” or any place where the use or possession of a tobacco product is illegal, unless specifically authorized by law. [Read more at Burlington Free Press]

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