Can You Smoke Weed in Public in Vermont?

Can You Smoke Weed in Vermont?

Yes. Vermont marijuana laws permit the smoking of marijuana by qualified medical marijuana patients and recreational consumers in compliance with certain rules. According to a report by the Vermont Department of Health, in 2019, 79% of adults using cannabis in the state claimed that they usually smoked it.

Can You Smoke Weed in Public in Vermont?

No. Vermont prohibits the consumption of marijuana in public spaces, and this includes consumption by smoking. Consumers are also not permitted to smoke cannabis while on public transport in the state. In addition, 18 V.S.A.Section 4230a prohibits the possession of cannabis, hence consumption, on school grounds. Per Act 86, it is illegal to smoke weed in a private vehicle or operate a motor vehicle while smoking weed. Under this Act, marijuana consumers are specifically prohibited from smoking marijuana in the following places:

  • Parks
  • Public accommodations, such as motels and hotels
  • Alleys
  • Streets
  • Public buildings other than individual dwellings
  • Any place where the possession or use of tobacco is banned by law

Can You Smoke Weed in a Vehicle in Vermont?

No, it is a civil offense to smoke weed in any vehicle, moving or stationary, in Vermont. While it is not illegal to possess cannabis products in a vehicle in the state, 23 V.S.A Section 1134 prohibits having any open container with cannabis in the passenger space.

Who Can Smoke Marijuana in Vermont?

Adults, aged 21 years or older, and qualified medical patients can smoke marijuana legally in Vermont.

Where Can You Legally Smoke Weed in Vermont?

It is legal to smoke weed on a private property in Vermont. State law forbids the consumption of marijuana in public spaces, including college campuses. In addition, Vermont marijuana law does not exempt anyone, medical cannabis patients inclusive, from arrest for smoking weed in workplaces within the state. Federal law prohibits possessing or consuming (smoking) marijuana on federal properties everywhere in the United States, including Vermont.

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