The Vermont Cannabis Control Board acted quickly to adopt emergency regulations this week after the state’s medical cannabis law was repealed on March 1st. The emergency regulations became official immediately rather than ordinary rules that normally take 15 days to take effect. Emergency rules were necessary as the repeal had left the board operating without any medical cannabis guidelines.
Commissioners also debuted the pre-application process, which is entirely optional. Pre-qualification was established to help organize and simplify the application process for some applicants. Pre-qualification does requires a $500 nonrefundable fee and a fingerprint check. The board intends to use the information from pre-qualifications to help develop the remaining parts of the application process.