Is CBD Legal In Vermont?

Hemp and its active component, cannabidiol, are both legal in Vermont. Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, does not cause intoxication and thus may be purchased from retailers or grown for personal consumption. There are no possession limits for hemp or CBD in the state. Purchasers of CBD are not required to register as patients with the Vermont medical marijuana registry. CBD-rich hemp products can be easily and legally purchased online, such as through Vermont Select’s web store.

Under Vermont state law, hemp is defined as any part of the Cannabis sativa plant with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of not more than 0.3% when dry. Vermont recognizes hemp as an agricultural product that may be lawfully grown as a crop. To grow at commercial scale a hemp permit is required.

However, hemp and marijuana are different. The laws around marijuana are much stricter. When the THC concentration in the Cannabis sativa plant rises above 0.3 percent dry weight, the plant is then classified as marijuana. As of 2018, marijuana is decriminalized in Vermont for adults 21 and older with strict limits on possession. Marijuana remains a controlled substance in the state.

We are fortunate in the state of Vermont to have unrestricted access to hemp and CBD products. You can learn more about Vermont’s law by exploring bill H.511 and the Hemp Industry Guidance page.

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