S.16 Legislative Update

You can find the amended bill, here:

http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0016/S-0016%20As%20Passed%20by%20the%20Senate%20Official.pdf

You can find the current and historical status of the bill, and track its progress here:

http://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2018/S.16

There have been a number of proposed changes to our current regulations.

Dispensaries will be expanding, and are now permitted to advertise, as well as become for-profit entities. 

Many of the problematic restrictions, relating to patient access, have been amended favorably. S.16 proposes a number of potential waivers to the 3-month Doctor/patient relationship requirement, expands permitted conditions (adding Crohn's, PTSD, and Parkinson's), increases possession limits to 3oz's, and the new paperwork will more clearly explain the medical professional's relatively limited role in the process.

Patients who designate themselves as their own cultivators, rather than designating a dispensary, may now: 1) cultivate for themselves, and one other registered patient and 2) also designate a dispensary.

 

Overall, this is a really big step forward, and Greener Mountain Consulting is eager to keep you informed, and help you navigate the new changes!

 

Here is a summary of the bill, in the state's own words:

 http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0016/S-0016%20As%20Passed%20by%20the%20Senate%20Official.pdf

http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0016/S-0016%20As%20Passed%20by%20the%20Senate%20Official.pdf