The Vermont Statutes Online
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Subchapter 001 : Regulated Drugs(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 4230e)
§ 4230e. Cultivation of cannabis by a person 21 years of age or older
(a)(1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person 21 years of age or older who cultivates not more than two mature cannabis plants and four immature cannabis plants shall not be penalized or sanctioned in any manner by the State or any of its political subdivisions or denied any right or privilege under State law.
(2) Each dwelling unit shall be limited to two mature cannabis plants and four immature cannabis plants regardless of how many persons 21 years of age or older reside in the dwelling unit. As used in this section, “dwelling unit” means a building or the part of a building that is used as a primary home, residence, or sleeping place by one or more persons who maintain a household.
(3) Any cannabis harvested from the plants allowed pursuant to this subsection shall not count toward the one-ounce possession limit in section 4230a of this title, provided it is stored in an indoor facility on the property where the cannabis was cultivated and reasonable precautions are taken to prevent unauthorized access to the cannabis.
(4) Cultivation in excess of the limits provided in this subsection shall be punished in accordance with section 4230 of this title.
(b)(1) Personal cultivation of cannabis only shall occur:
(A) on property lawfully in possession of the cultivator or with the written consent of the person in lawful possession of the property; and
(B) in an area that is screened from public view and access is limited to the cultivator and persons 21 years of age or older who have permission from the cultivator.
(2) A person who violates this subsection shall be assessed a civil penalty as follows:
(A) not more than $100.00 for a first offense;
(B) not more than $200.00 for a second offense; and
(C) not more than $500.00 for a third or subsequent offense. (Added 2017, No. 86 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; amended 2021, No. 158 (Adj. Sess.), § 8, eff. May 31, 2022.)