Vermont’s Department of Public safety has announced guidelines for the state’s first medical marijuana dispensaries. Patients, advocates, and those who hope to run a facility say they’re pleased with the results.
“They did a real good job,” said state-registered medical marijuana patient Mark Tucci. The Manchester resident has played an integral role in crafting the state’s medical marijuana law. Eight years after the initial legislation passed, new rules are in place for businesses to sell marijuana to patients like him.
Vermont has about 450 medical marijuana patients. They currently grow their own marijuana or have a designated caregiver do it for them. However, that will change soon.
As many as four distribution centers state-wide could be operational by the end of the year. Legislation prohibits more and limits the number of patients in the state to 1,000.