NEW Pre-Qualification Requirement
Effective December 1, 2023, all NEW license applicants without an existing cannabis establishment license are required to submit a pre-qualification application prior to submission of a full application. New application submissions without a pre-qualification application will be dismissed.
Here is what you need to know:
- Pre-Qualification Overview
- Pre-Qualification Step-by-Step instructions
- Pre-Qualification Tutorial and Tips PowerPoint
- Pre-Qualification Tutorial and Tips Video
- Pre-Qualification Peer Networking Video
Additional Pre-Qualification Resources:
- Introduction to Inventory Tracking for Cultivators
- Introduction to Product Registration
- Introduction to Advertising
- How to Register Flower (video)
- Product Registration Amendments and Renewals (video)
To draft a pre-qualification application or to review the status of your application you must create a user profile in CCB's Portal:
Information on the following forms and applications may be found below:
- Adult Use Initial and Renewal License Applications
- Adult Use Employee Identification Cards
- Product Registration
- Inventory Tracking
- Rule Waiver Request Form
Adult Use License Application and Renewal Process
All license applications (initial and renewal) are submitted through the CCB Portal:
Renewing your license? This video can help walk you through the process.
Application Guidance Documents
The following guidance documents will help you understand what license is right for you and how to complete your license application:
- What can I do with my Cannabis License?
- License Renewal Process
- Licensing and Application Fees
- Obtaining and Submitting Your Record Check
- Social Equity Applicant Guidance
- Positive Impact Criteria Overview
- Mapping Guidance and Obtaining GPS Coordinates
- Outdoor Security Best Management Practices (Fencing Guidance)
- Initial Application Status Flowchart
- Renewal Application Status Flowchart
*PLEASE NOTE* All available license application windows are currently open. Applications for new outdoor and mixed-use cultivation licenses will close annually between March 1st and November 1st.
Adult Use Employee ID Card Process
All cannabis establishment employees must have an Employee ID card issued by the CCB. Applications for ID cards are submitted through the same CCB Portal as full business licenses. That link is included again below:
Employee ID card applicants must submit to the CCB a fingerprint supported FBI record check. This guidance document will help you complete that process.
All cannabis and cannabis products must be registered with the CCB prior to being offered for retail sale in Vermont.
Please use the CCB Portal to register all products: http://vermont.force.com/vccb/s/
IMPORTANT NOTE: When registering products through the licensing and registration portal linked above, please be sure to allow pop-ups from Salesforce when prompted. Failing to allow pop-ups may cause your application to become stuck in "draft" form - meaning licensing staff will not be able to review it.
Product Registration Guidance Documents
- Product Registration Status Flowchart
- Product Registration Video
- Product Labeling Guidance
- Product Packaging Guidance
- Bulk Flower Registration Guidance
- Introduction to Product Registration Renewals (one-pager)
- Introduction to Product Registration Amendments (one-pager)
- How to Register Flower (video)
- Product Registration Amendments & Renewals (video)
Cannabis products (edibles, tinctures, concentrates, etc...) must be packaged for retail sale in opaque and child-resistant packaging. Cannabis (flower, trim, pre-rolls) is not required to be in child-resistant packaging. The packaging for cannabis need only be child deterrent and does not have to be opaque. Please refer to this one-pager for more information on child-resistance vs. deterrence. Vermont does not allow retail sales of cannabis or cannabis products in plastic packaging. The CCB has compiled a list of compliant packaging found here: Approved Packaging Waivers & Plastic Free Packaging Options.
Questions on product registration should be directed to CCB.Products@vermont.gov
State law (7 V.S.A. § 881(a)(1)(J)) and Board rule (2.2.6) require that cannabis establishments track cannabis and cannabis products from seed to sale. All licensees should plan on submitting an inventory tracking report every two weeks, regardless of whether they've had a change in inventory or not.
All licensees must use the inventory tracking forms available through the CCB Portal:
If licensees have questions about inventory tracking, please reach out to the CCB Compliance Team at CCB.Compliance@vermont.gov
Rules Waiver Request Process
Licensees may request that certain provisions of the CCB's Rules be waived. The Board may approve such requests at its discretion, provided the requests do not conflict with any other state law, or pose a risk to public health, safety, or welfare.
Staff will communicate a decision regarding waiver requests to the email provided in the above form.
The above phone number is a monitored voicemail box. No one will pick up, but a staff member will return your message in the order it was received.