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Marijuana in Vermont

VERMONT – Use of Recreation Marijuana by Adults in Decriminalized

As of July 1, 2018 adults 21 years and older may legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana.

Decriminalization means there is no prison time or criminal record for first-time possession of a small amount for one’s own use. Possession of small amount is treated like a minor traffic violation.

Sources: Norml at http://norml.org/laws/item/vermont-penalties-2

Possession of Pot
Possession of one ounce or less of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older, is punishable with a civil violation not a criminal offense.

Possession of one to two ounces is a misdemeanor with fines of $500 (up to $2,000 for subsequent offenses). Possession of more than two ounces is a felony, with escalating fines and jail time, depending on quantities.

Where to Smoke Pot
You may not smoke marijuana in public or in any place where you are prohibited from smoking tobacco

Hash & Concentrates
Vermont classifies hashish and concentrates as marijuana. The law decriminalizes possession of 5 grams or less of hash by anyone age 21 or older. Civil fines are $200 to $500, depending on the number of repeated offenses.

Possession of more than 5 grams of hash is a misdemeanor punishable by fines and jail time.

Paraphernalia
The possession of marijuana paraphernalia by anyone age 21 or older is punishable by a civil fine, meaning there is no arrest, jail time, or criminal record.

Driving and Marijuana
This state has a drugged driving law. People may not drive a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug in their body.

Medical Marijuana
Vermont has medical marijuana laws.

Use these links for recreational marijuana laws for each New England state.

Marijuana in Connecticut

Marijuana in Rhode Island

Marijuana in Massachusetts

Marijuana in New Hampshire

Marijuana in Maine