The medical marijuana act of Vermont was established in 2004. The Senate Bill 76 supporting the medical application of cannabis in the state of Vermont was passed on 26th of May, 2004. It came into effect from the 1st of July, 2004. Approval of this act meant that all criminal penalties associated with use, storage and farming of medical cannabis by the patients having proper written documentation from their physicians were removed.
The documentation from the doctor must mention that taking medical marijuana will have positive effects on the patient’s health and will assist him or her to recover from existing debilitating medical conditions. According to the medical cannabis laws of the state, a patient (or the assisting caregiver) can keep up to 2 ounce of ready to use cannabis. When it comes to cultivation, a patient or a caregiver can grow a maximum of 3 marijuana plants (only one among them can be mature); however, the law was later amended in 2007.