MAY 26, 2004 - VERMONT BECOMES NINTH STATE TO LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA
Vermont becomes the ninth state to legalize medical marijuana when Governor James Douglas allows “Act Relating to Marijuana Use by Persons with Severe Illness” to pass into law unsigned.
“The law removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients diagnosed with a ‘debilitating medical condition…’ The law establishes a mandatory, confidential state-run registry that issues identification cards to qualifying patients.
The medical use provisions in Vermont do not include reciprocity provisions protecting visitors from other medical use states.”
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) “Vermont Medical Marijuana,” norml.org (accessed Aug. 27, 2013)