Cannabis in Vermont

In Vermont, adults age 21+ can possess up to one ounce of cannabis, as well as two mature and four immature plants, for medical or adult recreational use. As of October 2022, dispensaries are open for recreational or medical buyers. All customers must be over 21 and present a valid ID to purchase. Lastly, using cannabis in public places is illegal.

Cannabis / Marijuana in Vermont

Vermont Cannabis News

When grown in a natural, outdoor environment, cannabis is an annual crop, and the responsibilities of outdoor cannabis cultivators in New England change with each season. - Click to Read More...

Vermont Cannabis News - Seed to Smoke: Cannabis Harvest Season

It’s been legal to grow, share, and consume cannabis in Vermont since 2018, but the Green Mountain State has entered the next era with cannabis retail stores (aka ‘recreational dispensaries’) now open. As you prepare to drive north and are considering adding legal cannabis products to your picnic basket, here are a few key things to know about buying legal cannabis in Vermont. - Click to Read More...

Vermont Cannabis News - Recreational Sales in Vermont are Here
Down to The Roots - Chester, VT
Down To The Roots

7 Pineview Drive Chester, VT, 05143 Phone: 802-374-0095

Come to Chester for VT’s South-Central “Destination Dispensary” Cannabis Retail Experience

Just 10 minutes off Interstate 91, Down To The Roots’ quintessential barn is a warm and welcoming experience as VT’s “Destination Dispensary”. Their knowledgeable, friendly staff is eager to guide consumers through their extensive menu of products from VT craft-grown flower, to edibles, drinkables, tinctures/capsules, CBD items and accessories. They are the first ever dispensary to store all THC products in the state-of-the-art Cannatrol® system for optimum dewpoint and temperature control, and in Cannatrol’s Cool Cure cubes for their deli-style “Bud Bar”. Customers have access to a cannabis registered nurse for private consultations/advice. The barn is adorned with world-renowned artist Angelo Musco’s body-scaped impressionistic photos. On-line ordering, handicapped parking, public bathroom available. Cash and debit cards accepted. Discounts/specials on website.

Cannabis has not been analyzed or approved by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). For use by individuals 21 years of age and older or registered qualifying patient only. KEEP THIS PRODUCT AWAY FROM CHILDREN AND PETS. DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING. Possession or use of cannabis may carry significant legal penalties in some jurisdictions and under federal law. It may not be transported outside of the state of Vermont. The effects of edible cannabis may be delayed by two hours or more. Cannabis may be habit forming and can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Persons 25 years and younger may be more likely to experience harm to the developing brain. It is against the law to drive or operate machinery when under the influence of this product. National Poison Control Center (800) 222-1222.
Cannasations with Kris Brown - A Vermont Cannabis Podcast
Cannasations w/ Kris

Step into the world of Cannasations w/ Kris, the smokiest podcast in Vermont! Join us as we highlight the cannabis industry in the great state of Vermont. We talk to knowledgeable people from seed to sale and everyone in between. We have high times as we talk about the culture, what's going on in the industry, and find out about the amazing people growing and producing our premium cannabis. You can find Cannasations w/ Kris everywhere you listen to podcasts. "Stay blazin' and stay amazing!"
Cannabis Disclaimer
Cannabis Disclaimer

Cannabis/marijuana products have not been analyzed or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There is limited information on the side effects of using such products, and there may be associated health risks. Marijuana use during pregnancy and breast-feeding may pose potential harms. It is against the law to drive or operate machinery when under the influence of this product. KEEP THIS PRODUCT AWAY FROM CHILDREN. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. The impairment effects of Edibles may be delayed by two hours or more. In case of accidental ingestion, contact poison control hotline 1-800-222-1222 or 9-1-1. This product may be illegal outside of Vermont.
  • Please Consume Responsibly.
  • Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug.
  • For use only by adults 21 years of age or older. Keep out of the reach of children.


For marijuana enthusiasts, it’s worth visiting Vermont and taking advantage of its cannabis scene if only to experience authentic Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. The company was founded in Burlington; thirty minutes away, the town of Waterbury is home to the famous Ben & Jerry’s flavor graveyard, wherein lie flavors such as Schweddy Balls and Vermonty Python.

You’d be missing out on a serious Vermont staple if you paid a visit and didn’t sample any maple, in any of its forms: syrup, sugar, donuts, lattes, sugar on snow, and more. For springtime visitors, it’s worth checking out tours of sugarhouses and sugarbushes. For summertime visitors, it wouldn’t be summer in Vermont without maple creemee, a type of ice cream that’s a bit creamier than soft-serve but with a lower-milk-fat content than regular ice cream.

Vermont cheddar is no joke, either – Vermonters eat it plain, with macaroni, in sandwiches, and on top of apple pie. And, speaking of apples, there are plenty of pick-your-own apple and berry farms scattered around the state. Farms also provide plenty of delicious seasonal vegetables, such as fiddleheads, ramps, turnips, and parsnips. Wash these classic foods down with a glass of Switchel – now available in bottles, but once made by farmer’s wives using apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and ginger – and you’ll have satiated the munchies with an authentic Vermont feast.


There is so much to explore around Vermont’s urban areas. Burlington is especially pretty, perched on Lake Champlain and home to the University of Vermont, as well as plenty of parks, museums, galleries, and shops. Montpelier, the state capital, has its own quaint charm. It’s the smallest state capital in the country and it has lots of spectacular dining options and bookstores.

If you’re the type of smoker who would prefer a bit more peace and quiet, check out the Shires: approximately fifteen towns, including Bennington, Arlington, and Manchester, in the southwestern corner of the state. There you will find many cute shops, farms, and opportunities for fly fishing.

Meanwhile, for the tourist who prefers to smoke and run around, there is a lot do in the ski town of Stowe. Hiking on snowshoes, cross-country skiing, fat tire biking, you name it – but be safe and aware of your surroundings if you choose to do any of these activities high.

Finally, for history enthusiasts, we recommend – first – checking out Hope Cemetery in Barre, known for its stunning granite sculptures and headstones. Next, we suggest checking out the legends of Lake Champlain: shipwrecks and even a lake monster named Champy lurk beneath its murky waves. And lastly, a vacation in Vermont wouldn’t be complete without a visit to its many historic covered bridges.

Older Women Enjoying a Joint - Cannabis in Vermont


Vermont is home to an abundance of natural beauty. Lakes, including Champlain, offer gorgeous sunset views and fun activities on the water. Hikers, foragers, and tree-huggers (and tree-smokers) alike will appreciate the seemingly endless stretches of forest in the state’s parks. Note, however, that smoking cannabis in state parks is illegal and you could be fined.

Those who visit Vermont in the autumn will have trouble escaping the vivid hues of fall foliage. Northern New England, and Vermont especially, might just have the most beautiful fall foliage in the entire country. With the assistance of a designated driver, visitors should not miss a stunning fall foliage drive.

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