Qualifying patients and caregivers in Vermont can renew their medical marijuana cards by submitting their applications for renewal via mail or email. A medical marijuana card is popularly known as a registry identification card in Vermont. To renew their medical cannabis card, a registered patient must see a healthcare practitioner who will certify them for cannabis use and complete a Healthcare Professional Verification Form. This form must be completed and signed within six months before submission.
Before the expiration of their medical marijuana card, a patient must submit a completed Patient Registration Application Form to the Vermont Cannabis Control Board (CCB) for card renewal via email. A caregiver will also fill out the Caregiver Registration Application Form and submit it to the CCB. They may also mail printed applications to the CCB. For additional information on how to renew an expired medical marijuana card in Vermont, contact the Vermont Medical Cannabis Program (MC) by email.
Yes, medical marijuana patients and caregivers in Vermont can renew their medical marijuana cards online via the Vermont Medical Cannabis Board Portal. Applicants who do not have an online portal account and wish to renew their registry identification card can email the MCP to request an account. The MCP will provide them with a temporary password via email, while their email address will be their username. Once an applicant has a temporary password, they can log on to the CCB portal, change their password, and fill out their medical marijuana card renewal application online.
Applicants with existing user accounts can apply directly vai the CCB portal with their login credentials. Typically, medical marijuana card renewal applicants in Vermont will hear from the CCB within 30 days of submitting their applications. If an application is approved, the MCP will mail a renewed registry identification card to the applicant's address.
Every Vermont-issued medical marijuana card has a one-year validity and must be renewed annually alongside a patient's medical marijuana certification.
Yes. In Vermont, besides renewing their medical marijuana cards, qualifying patients must also renew their certification for medical cannabis use, and they need a healthcare practitioner to re-assess them. During the evaluation, the doctor will determine whether the continued use of medical marijuana is appropriate for the patient. The doctor will complete and sign a Healthcare Professional Verification Form if they find the patient is still eligible for medical marijuana use.
Any healthcare professional licensed to practice medicine in Vermont can assess a person for medical cannabis. They include osteopathic physicians, physicians, physician assistants, naturopathic physicians, and nurse practitioners. Additionally, professionally licensed persons under substantially comparable positions in Massachusetts, New York, and New Hampshire can verify that a patient has a debilitating condition when renewing their Vermont medical marijuana card.
It costs a non-refundable $50 to renew a medical marijuana card in Vermont. A Vermont medical marijuana card renewal fee is payable to the Cannabis Control Board by money order or check.
Medical marijuana patients and caregivers in Vermont who opt to renew their state-issued medical marijuana cards by mail can submit printed applications alongside all necessary documents to the CCB at:
Cannabis Control Board
Attn: Medical Program
89 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-7001
No, it is impossible to use a medical marijuana card from another state in Vermont. Vermont does not recognize medical marijuana cards or registrations issued outside the state's boundaries. However, any out-of-state adult aged 21 years and older with a valid ID can purchase and possess up to 5 grams of hashish or 1 ounce of marijuana from any Vermont-licensed dispensary for recreational use.