Vermont cannabis business compliance guide

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Market Type

In Vermont, cannabis is regulated by the Cannabis Control Board (CCB). Medical and adult-use cannabis are allowed.Β 

Tracking & Inventory

Vermont uses a proprietary and unique state traceability system. Actions may be manually logged using web forms, or via the API.Β  Dutchie currently supports most retail actions via the API, and will fully integrate over time.

Purchase Limits


  • No more than one ounce or equivalent


  • No more than 2 ounces or equivalent


For purposes of determining usable marihuana equivalency, the following shall be considered equivalent to 1 ounce of usable marihuana:

  • 14 grams of concentrate
  • 8 grams of vape cartridges
  • 8400 mg THC in edibles



Cannabis excise tax - 14% of the sales price of cannabis and cannabis products. Collected from the purchaser.

Sales and Use tax - 6%. May not be combined with the excise tax. Both must be separately itemized.

Local option Sales tax - Up to 1%. Can potentially be bundled with Sales and Use.


Cannabis excise tax - 14% of the sales price of cannabis and cannabis products. Collected from the purchaser.

Sales exemption - Sales of cannabis to patients is exempt from sale and use tax.


Delivery may only be conducted for patients and caregivers.Β  There is no adult use delivery

Delivery operations

Delivery operations in Vermont are only allowed to carry inventory for their current deliveries.Β  Patients are allowed in the vehicle, but their ID must be validated before dispensing cannabis.

Delivery locations

Retailers may only deliver to a patient’s registered physical address.

Things to Note

Special rules, things that have come up, regulator confirmation of things, guidance

State Resources

The CCB hosts guidance, FAQs, and all rules and regulations.Β 

Consent to capture

Retailers may not record any personal data without visitor permission.



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