Medical Cannabis Resources

For Patients

  • Frequently Asked Questions. A great place to start when learning about the medical cannabis program and being a patient.
  • Cannabis Effectiveness Tracker. Cannabis is personalized medicine – what works for one patient may not work for another person because each person’s endocannabinoid system is unique. To help determine which cannabis products work most effectively for you, print and fill out the Cannabis Effectiveness Tracker when trying new products (or request a copy at the dispensary).
  • Vermont Marijuana Registry The Vermont Marijuana Registry (VMR) is a program located within the Department of Public Safety whose purpose is to implement the provisions of 18 V.S.A. Chapter 86, Therapeutic Use of Cannabis, as they pertain to registered patients, caregivers, and the creation and operation of four dispensaries.  The VMR’s primary purpose is to assist individuals applying for a registry identification card
    and oversee the operations of the four registered dispensaries in Vermont that provide marijuana for symptom relief to registered patients.
  • Healer’s goal is to create a positive and supportive community of like-minded medical cannabis users as a transparent, trusted source of cannabis information and a respected authority on its safe and smart use. Their programs provide the essential basics of dosage and delivery methods to help you develop healthy new patterns in your life.


Stay tuned to our Blog for frequent posts relating to cannabis education.

  • Healer’s mission is to empower people to live life to its fullest in great health. We achieve this through education, advocacy, and research.
  • Cannabinoid Medicine Curriculum Medical Cannabis Continuing Education Course
  • AnswerPage Medical Marijuana – Medical, Legal, Social and Political Issues
  • UVM Speaker Series  As Cannabis laws in this country evolve, the need for informed and engaged community members is paramount. This series of talks will examine the history, policies, and emerging dynamics around Cannabis. Join the conversation and learn from experts in the fields of botany, law, and medicine.
  • Cannabis Science and Medicine Continuing Medical Education at UVM Five online modules with 1-2 hours of content focused on Cannabis for therapeutic use may be completed a la carte by qualified medical professionals, or interested individuals 18 years of age or older.  Medical professionals can earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) units for each module successfully completed. During registration you will be asked to indicate whether you are taking the module(s) for CMEs or not.
  • UVM Continuing and Distance Learning Cannabis Outreach
  • Americans For Safe Access – Patients Discover how to talk to your doctor about medical cannabis, how to become a state-authorized patient, basic science and legal rights for patients, how to safely use medical cannabis, and how to get involved with medical cannabis advocacy.
  • Americans For Safe Access – Clinicians Resources for Medical Professionals & Researchers
  • United Patients Group An unparalleled resource and trusted leader in Medical Cannabis for physicians, patients and organizations. UPG acts as a virtual hand for patients, by helping them navigate through this ever-changing industry.
  • NORML Clinical Applications Emerging Clinical Applications For Cannabis & Cannabinoids.


  • The Last Prisoner Project. Recently, we partnered with the Last Prisoner Project to raise awareness and support their criminal justice reform initiatives. The three main initiatives of the Last Prisoner Project are “prisoner release, record clearing through clemency and expungement, and reentry programs.” The organization also uses a portion of funds raised to lobby for social justice criterium within states that are currently forming tax-and-regulate legislation. We share their voice from our platform to inspire critical thinking, community action and donations to effect real and permanent change.
  • Americans for Safe Access ASA provides training and resources for activists. Including legal resources, resources by state, information on talking to the media, testifying, lobbying, movement building, etc. They also offer condition-based booklets and state legal manuals for purchase.
  • Marijuana Policy Project The mission of this group is to increase support for non-punitive, non-coercive cannabis policies, identify and activate supporters of those policies, change state laws to reduce or eliminate penalties for medical and non-medical use of cannabis and gain influence in Congress. Information about significant issues and policies as well as news is available.
  • NORML Provides information about cannabis, including a primer; personal, medical, and industrial use; testing; health endorsements; legal issues, and a “research library” of information.  State NORML chapters provide varying levels of education, primarily regarding legal issues.

Physicians & Furthering Education

  • The Society of Cannabis Clinicians The Society of Cannabis Clinicians (SCC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating physicians about the medical use of cannabis. Its mission is to unite into one association members of the various medical specialties and allied professionals with this common purpose.
  • The Realm of Caring We improve lives through Research, Education, and Advocacy. By funding and conducting Research, we learn more about cannabis and its effects while legitimizing the therapy. Education empowers consumers to select the best products for their individual needs, and informs healthcare professionals about options for their patients. Through Advocacy, we spread the truth about cannabis and expand access to those in need. Read more about our specific programs below.

Quality Standards

  • ASA’s Patient Focused Certification Program Dispensaries, laboratories and product manufacturers who display the Patient Focused Certification seal have met the high quality standards for medical cannabis products and businesses issued by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and the American Herbal Pharmacopeia (AHP).


  • Cannabis in the Workplace Many Vermonters are asking questions about how Vermont’s new recreational cannabis law will affect their daily lives, especially in the workplace. While it is important to understand what the new law allows, it is also important to understand the law’s limitations.
  • Vermont Medical Cannabis Patient Survey This survey was initiated to better understand patients’ experience with medical cannabis and its impact on health and well-being.
  • Physician Guide to Cannabis-Assisted Opioid Reduction Comprehensive research focusing on cannabis as a replacement for opioids and as a prevention of the development of opioid tolerance. Prepared by Adrianne Wilson-Poe, Ph.D.
  • Video: Marijuana and the Brain Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how cannabis affects the brain and how it can be used to treat certain conditions.

Become a Patient

Download a Vermont application form to get started.