It’ll be in July that Vermont throws off restrictions on adult marijuana use and many people in the state’s medical marijuana program could be very confused.
On July 1st, the state will have two sets of marijuana laws. One will be for members of the general public while there will be old rules for the state’s nearly 6,000 medical marijuana patients and caregivers.
As part of the new rules, adults aged 21 and older will be legally allowed to have up to 1 ounce of marijuana plus unlimited harvest from home grown plants. Another law limits medical marijuana patients however to 2 ounces and no exceptions for harvesting the drug.
Patients, even those who are younger than 21 years old, can buy their marijuana from a dispensary but adults in the general public will have no legal way to buy marijuana in the state.
Representative Ann Pugh, D-South Burlington, said, “We need to figure out how to have two systems. Or for that matter, do we now need to have two systems?”