Recreational marijuana now legal in Vermont
Sunday, Jul 1, 2018

Marijuana leaves.


BURLINGTON, Vt. — As of Sunday, recreational use of marijuana is legal in Vermont — within boundaries of some clear and not-so-clear rules.

Vermont becomes the ninth state to legalize marijuana and the first state to do so through its state legislature. Gov. Phil Scott signed the law in January with "mixed emotions."

The law allows adults to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana, two mature and four immature plants.

More: Vermont's legal recreational marijuana law: What you should know

But authorities can't answer some questions and say clarity of the rules will come with case law. Some examples include how police will enforce the one-ounce marijuana limit when it comes to edibles, the boundaries in public versus private consumption and what exactly a secure pot garden looks like.

There are some absolute rules, though, to be aware of if you partake in the new law. Here's what you should not do:


Don't smoke in a car: Both drivers and passengers are forbidden from smoking. And the fines are steeper for anyone who smokes with a child in the car.