On July 1, Vermont’s Act 86 makes it legal for adults 21+ to possess an ounce of marijuana and cultivate a small number of marijuana plants under state law.
But there are specific and sometimes confusing guidelines under the law that determine how people can use cannabis in the state. So we asked Vermonters what questions they have about Act 86.
Here are the most frequently asked questions we received (as well as our best attempt to get a clear answer!).
Where is it legal to use (smoke, ingest, etc.) marijuana?
You CAN use marijuana:
In your own home In your rented apartment if your landlord OKs it Outside, but not in public spaces
You CANNOT use marijuana:
In your rented apartment if your landlord prohibits you from doing so In public spaces While operating a motor vehicle or while a passenger in a motor vehicle On or near a school campus, daycare or after-school facility, even after hours
Can you smoke in public places?