Medical Cannabis Resources
- New Patient Welcome Package To help you prepare for your first appointment and to save time, download the attached 7 documents. You’ll see that one is a survey so we understand your condition, three documents require your signature and the remaining three are educational about the program. Please read and complete as requested. Then bring them along to your first appointment. Thank you and we look forward to meeting you!
- 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.
- Vermont Marijuana Registry Document Library The Vermont Marijuana Registry 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 medical cannabis for symptom relief to registered patients.
- Project CBD Project CBD is a non-profit educational service dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medical utility of cannabidiol (CBD) and other components of the cannabis plant. It is intended to update providers and patients about developments in cannabinoid science, promote research, and emphasizes the whole plant therapeutics of cannabis (not just THC or CBD).
- Healer 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.
- O’Shaughnessy’s Several different sections including a reader (ongoing history of cannabis), dispatches (original articles), second column (information worth sharing), and a CBDiary (blog).
- Patients Out of Time Provides information to health care professionals, patients, and caregivers about cannabis. Clinical conferences, information about the therapeutic basis of cannabis, and indications for use are also provided.
- United Patients Group United Patients Group is an unparalleled resource and trusted leader in Medical Cannabis for physicians, patients and organizations. UPG acts as a virtual hand for patients and offers CME education and consulting to physicians and medical institutions. UPG believes that education is paramount in understanding the potential for Medical Cannabis treatment and acts as a conduit between worldwide medical institutions and the medical cannabis industry.
- National Council for Aging Care is dedicated to connecting you and your family with the information you need to plan your future—and to agencies and organizations that can help make those plans a reality. Review The Complete Guide to Medical Marijuana for seniors to understand cannabis and its impacts and risks.
Stay tuned to our Blog for frequent posts relating to cannabis education.
- Healer.com 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.
- 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.