Vermont: Marijuana Tax Handbook


Vermont Marijuana Tax Rate

Sales Tax Medical Excise Tax Medical Max Medical Tax Sales Tax Recreational Excise Tax Recreational Max Recreational Tax
6.00% N/A 6.00% 6.00% 14.00% 20.00%

2024 Vermont Marijuana Tax Handbook

Vermont patients are required to pay a 6.00% sales tax on every purchase of medical marijuana. There is no additional excise tax on medical marijuana in Vermont.

Vermont consumers are required to pay a 6.00% sales tax on every purchase of marijuana for personal use. There is also an additional excise tax of 14% on every purchase of marijuana for personal use.

About Vermont Marijuana Tax

While food and beverages are generally exempt from Vermont's sales tax, changes were made to the definition of food and food ingredients in order to exclude cannabis products in order to allowing the state to charge the general sales tax on all purchases of marijuana and marijuana products.

There is a 14% excise tax on recreational marijuana payed by the purchaser at the time of the retail sale, which is separate from the general sales tax. This tax includes food or beverages made using marijuana. In order to make medication more affordable, Vermont chose to exclude the sale of medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary to a licensed patient from the excise tax. This excise tax is effective as of March 1, 2022.

What is the most recent revenue statistic for Vermont?

Thirty percent of the revenue from the cannabis excise tax is used to fund substance misuse prevention programs. The amount used for this is not to exceed $10 million each fiscal year.

Is the Vermont Marijuana Tax Weight-Based or Percentage-of-price-Based?

Vermont's marijuana program uses a Percentage-of-price tax system. This means that the tax charged is calculated using the retail price of the Marijuana at the time of purchase.

Does Vermont have a Controlled Substances Tax?

Vermont does not have a Controlled Substances tax involving Marijuana.

How do Vermont's marijuana taxes compare to the states around it?

New Hampshire
New York

Note: It is illegal to transport marijuana accross state lines.

For more information about Vermont Marijuana Taxes, visit the Vermont Marijuana Tax page.

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