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Is marijuana legal in Vermont?

Cannabis is legal to own and consume in Vermont.

How do I get marijuana?

For now Vermont's cannabis consumers must grow their own or buy it on the black market. That said, while selling weed is still illegal, gifting it is not.

Who is allowed to possess and grow marijuana in Vermont?

Adults who are at least 21 years old.

What are the possession limits under the law?

Adults over 21 are allowed to have up to one ounce of marijuana. If people choose to grow their own marijuana, they will be allowed two mature marijuana plants and four immature marijuana plants per housing unit.

A few notes on the plants:

* The plants must be in a secure enclosure that is screened from public view. 

* Marijuana harvested from plants doesn't count toward the one-ounce limit as long as it's stored on-site, in an indoor place, and "reasonable precautions are taken to prevent unauthorized access to the marijuana."

Where can people use marijuana?

In the law, marijuana use is limited to "individual dwellings." As a rule of thumb: If you can't smoke tobacco there, you can't use marijuana there, either — but the marijuana law is more restrictive.

Marijuana consumption is prohibited in any street, alley, park or sidewalk, in addition to the usual smoke-free places like hotel rooms, restaurants, workplaces and stores. Tourists from outside Vermont have limited options.