In 2018, Vermont became the first state to legalize adult-use cannabis through the Legislature, not the voters, as the state has no popular referendum process in place. In October of 2020, Vermont passed a tax and regulate bill.

Sales are expected to launch in October 2022.

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Expungement & Possession Updates

In October 2020, the legislature also passed — and Gov. Scott signed — a bill that requires the automatic expungement of all cannabis possession offenses, and decriminalized possession of cannabis in amounts  about twice the legal limit. It took effect on January 1, 2021. You can read a summary of S. 234 here.

Cultivation up to 9 plants — 3 mature and up to six immature — became a civil penalty starting on January 1, 2021

As of July 1, 2018, adult cultivation in private of up to six cannabis plants — two mature and up to four immature — is no longer punishable by a criminal or civil penalty. Those who cultivate cannabis for their own personal use may possess at home the total quantity of their harvest.

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Possession of 1-2 ounces became a civil penalty starting on January 1, 2021.

As of July 1, 2018, possession of one ounce or less of cannabis by a person 21 years of age or older, is no longer punishable by a civil penalty or fine.

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