Coming March 2018: Medical Marijuana in Bennington. This decision comes on the heals of a Development Review Board vote on February 6.
What does medical marijuana in Bennington mean for residents?
Unlike states out west, Vermont has strict guidelines when it comes to who can apply for the medical program. They must have one of the following ailments to qualify:
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
- Cachexia or “Wasting Syndrome”
- Severe Nausea
- Chronic Pain
- Crohn’s Disease
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Parkinson’s Disease
Only after you qualify and go through the state’s application process can you legally obtain medical marijuana card– which then needs to be renewed annually.
In Vermont, it’s not as easy as walking into a pharmacy and pulling product off the shelf. Patients must call the dispensary ahead of time and set up an appointment. Only one patient is allowed in at a time. No drop ins or walk ins are admitted into the space, and patients must lock up their medical marijuana in an opaque container before leaving the space.
Patients are also not allowed to consume their marijuana in public or operate vehicles or machinery after doing so. It is only for home use.
In other words, medical marijuana in Bennington will be controlled.
For more information about the company responsible for the dispensary coming to Bennington, PhytoScience Institute, click here.