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Seasonal License Application Window Closure - 4/28/23

On Monday, February 27, 2023, the Cannabis Control Board voted to seasonally close the license application window for all tiers of outdoor and mixed-use cultivators.

The application window for new outdoor and mixed-use cultivators will close at the end of the business day (4:30pm ET) on Friday, April 28, 2023, and re-open at the start of business (7:45am) on Friday, December 1, 2023.

Peer Networking Events

The Cannabis Control Board will host a series of peer networking events in 2023. The goal of these events is for current and prospective licensees to meet, share knowledge, and hear from industry professionals on a variety of topics.

Event schedule is subject to change based on staff and presenter availability.

Hemp Processor Registration is Live!

The registration form is now available for hemp processors previously registered with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets (VAAFM), as well as prospective registrants. More information on Vermont's Hemp Program under the CCB, including the hemp processor registration form, can be found below, or linked on the left-hand sidebar of our website:

2023 Board Meeting Schedule

The Cannabis Control Board voted on Wednesday, 12/21, to adopt a new meeting schedule for the first half of 2023. The Board will convene on the following dates:

Cannabis Control Board Announces Partnership with NCS

The Cannabis Control Board announced a partnership today with NCS analytics, a high-risk data analytics firm, to build and provide a cannabis analytics platform for inventory tracking.

The platform will allow CCB staff to identify and investigate potential issues in nearly real-time to identify suspicious transactions to improve compliance and build public confidence in Vermont's newly-created adult-use retail market.

Live Question & Answer Session

Cannabis Control Board staff will hold an after-hours Q&A session to field questions from the public on inventory tracking, lab testing, and product registration.

This remote-only event will be recorded and livestreamed to the CCB's YouTube page for anyone unable to attend the live event.

Industry Bulletin on Hemp and Hemp-Derived High THC Products

The Cannabis Control Board is responsible for regulating hemp and hemp-derived products. This authority was transferred from the Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets as of May 31, 2022. More guidance will be forthcoming on this transition, and how hemp processors can register with the State of Vermont. In the meantime, please review the bulletin below for more information.

Industry-Wide Bulletin on Hemp and Hemp-Derived THC Products

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