We are currently processing medical cannabis applications received on or after April 17, 2023.
The CCB is experiencing a backlog in processing medical cannabis applications.
We are in the process of hiring additional staff to ensure continued uninterrupted access by patients and caregivers to the medical cannabis program.
In the meantime, in order to focus our efforts on processing applications and issuing patient and caregiver cards in a timely manner, we will temporarily not be responding to emails and phone messages inquiring about the status of any medical program application, looking to confirm that medical program staff have received application information, or asking to be emailed application forms that are already readily available on our website.
If an application is missing information required to finish processing the form, staff will reach out to coordinate getting that information.
Again, this is a temporary measure in order to prioritize the timely issuance of patient and caregiver cards.
If you have other questions about the medical cannabis program, please review the below information prior to reaching out.
The Medical Cannabis Program strives to ensure registered patients and their caregivers are able to access cannabis for symptom relief in a timely manner, and are committed to ensuring quality and affordability for those enrolled in the program.
Staff review and process applications, issue registry identification cards to residents of Vermont with verified debilitating medical conditions and evaluate the compliance of registered dispensaries.
Information for Caregivers
Caregiver applicants are required to obtain a fingerprint based criminal history record check. Section 3.3.3 of the rules allows the Board to temporarily register caregiver pending the completion of a criminal history check, provided the applicant is a spouse, domestic partner, child, legal guardian, parent, sibling, grandparent, or grandchild of the Patient.
To meet this requirement, the caregiver must make and appointment with one of the 15 identification centers in Vermont. A list of those identification centers along with guidance on the fingerprinting process can be found here 2019 Identification Centers.pdf (vermont.gov)
The Medical Cannabis Program staff will provide you with an authorization form to be taken to the fingerprint identification center. Please email ccb.med@vermont,gov to request your form. There is a processing fee of $25, to be paid at the identification center upon service.
Once your fingerprints are recorded with the identification center, those records are sent to the Vermont Crime Information Center (VCIC) directly for processing. Medical program staff will receive notification from VCIC when the results are ready.
Medical Program Frequently Asked Questions
Review this page for quick answers relating to Vermont's medical cannabis program
Medical Applications and Forms
Forms and applications for the medical cannabis program may be found here. Forms may be submitted electronically or printed and mailed to the medical cannabis program.
Information for Health Care Professionals
Answers to some of the more frequently asked by health care professionals.
Medical Dispensary Information
Links to the currently registered medical dispensaries in the state of Vermont, with information on how to designate or change your dispensary.
Contact information for the Medical Program
Please note: In order to prioritize the timely processing of medical applications, CCB staff will temporarily not be responding to inquiries regarding the status of patient or caregiver applications. Please refer to the note above for more information.
Cannabis Control Board Attn: Medical Program
89 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-7001
Tel: (802) 828-1010 ext. 2
Fax: (802) 241-5230