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growing cannabis outdoors in vermont

Growing cannabis outdoors in vermont

The duct tape fix was a piece of advice Girouard received from Green State Gardner, a Burlington business that specializes in helping people grow cannabis.

This past winter, she bought her first marijuana plant clones from the dispensary, plus some lights and a tent to grow inside. Following her harvest in the spring, Girouard purchased seeds online for two more marijuana plants as well as hemp plants, which now line a plot in the yard of her Chittenden County home. (Girouard didn’t want to disclose a more specific location for fear of her plants being taken).

Now 60 and retired from the military, Girouard has come back around to cannabis. She started in October, when she got a card to use medical marijuana as a sleep aid.

Novelty marijuana seeds, she pointed out, can be sold as long as the retailer explicitly points out they shouldn’t be planted.

While Girouard had previously smoked pot in high school, she served in the Marine Corps and the National Guard as an adult, which, she said, “put the kibosh on that.”

Growing cannabis outdoors in vermont

As Tim Fair, a Burlington-based lawyer focused on the Vermont cannabis industry, notes, that would probably fall under what’s allowed with Act 86 as long as you’re under the 1 ounce amount.

Here are the most frequently asked questions we received (as well as our best attempt to get a clear answer!).

So if you head to the farmers market and sell the 1 ounce of homegrown marijuana you’re allowed to leave the house with (because as we just learned, you can’t leave the house with more than an ounce), you’re committing a crime punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Clarification on amounts and sales/taxes would be great. Allowing me two mature plants that yield 3 ounces each . can I possess that much dried product legally? And can I sell it? (I’d rather not be the first to get busted at a farmers market.)

Yes, as long as by “outside” you mean an enclosed location that can only be accessed by people age 21 and over and isn’t visible to the general public.

According to Adam Silverman, public information officer for the Vermont State Police, “currently the state forensic lab lacks the technical capability to perform that type of analysis.”

The thing to note here is it’s hard to tell how much marijuana is in a pot brownie. So if you get stopped, an officer cannot easily tell if you and your container of pot brownies are in violation of the 1 ounce rule.

That said, there’s a tremendous amount of ambiguity which could result in issues like this one being brought before the Vermont Supreme Court.

What about the possession of alternate forms of cannabis, i.e. tinctures, edibles, concentrates? [Will those be] legal to possess?