Recommending Cannabis in Vermont

Medical professionals recommending medical cannabis must be licensed under chapter 23 or chapter 33 of Title 26, and is licensed with authority to prescribe drugs under Title 26; or an individual certified as a physician’s assistant under chapter 31 of Title 26, or an individual licensed as an advanced practice registered nurse under chapter 28 of Title 26. This definition includes individuals who are professionally licensed under substantially equivalent provisions in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, or New York.  The recommending health care provider must demonstrate a bona fide health care provider-patient relationship through a treating or consulting relationship of not less than six months duration, in the course of which a physician has completed a full assessment of the registered patient's medical history and current medical condition, including a personal physical examination. 

Qualifying conditions include:  cancer, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, multiple sclerosis, or the treatment of these conditions if the disease or the treatment results in severe, persistent and intractable symptoms; or a disease, medical condition, or its treatment that is chronic, debilitating and produces severe persistent and one or more of the following intractable symptoms: cachexia or wasting syndrome, chronic pain, severe nausea or seizures; and Reasonable medical efforts have been made over a reasonable amount of time without success to relieve the symptoms.

Forms can be downloaded here.