Dispensaries in Vermont

Vermont has a long history of being a cannabis-friendly state.

The medical program was legalized back in 2004, one of the first states in the nation to do so. Recreational cannabis was legalized in 2020, but the program was mainly concentrated on home grow. It wasn’t until the end of 2022 that retail locations were able to open.

Thankfully, visitors to the Green Mountain State (as well as residents without a green thumb) can now visit a variety of dispensaries throughout the state, shopping a variety of locally-grown flowers as well as edibles, beverages, concentrates, and more.

Why visit Vermont?

Weed is just one attraction of the Green Mountain State.

Vermont boasts miles of pristine mountain wilderness. Rivers run through the center of idyllic small towns and there’s a trailhead to explore around every corner. You won’t find many chains here – small, locally owned businesses are the backbone of this state and every village has a unique offering.

You’ll also find world-class restaurants tucked in mountainous hideaways, creative cideries, distilleries, breweries, and wineries.

Vermont is a must-visit state if you like hiking, biking, backpacking, camping, swimming, white-water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, or just enjoying the great outdoors. The Green Mountain State prides itself on LGBT+ inclusivity as well.

Dispensaries throughout Vermont

Dispensaries in Burlington, VT

True 802 Cannabis

Located on the iconic Church Street in downtown Burlington, True 802 is open 7 days a week. The dispensary gets flower straight from Vermont farmers, and uses “out-the-door pricing” so you’re never surprised by taxes.

Green Leaf Central

Green Leaf Central is located just a few steps off the pedestrian Church Street and is open 7 days a week. The store first opened in 2016 as a CBD store and became a recreational dispensary in 2022. Green Leaf Central is one of the few dispensaries able to accept credit cards.

Float On

Open 7 days a week, Float On is a locally and independently owned Vermont dispensary conveniently located on Church Street for easy access for Burlington visitors. All listed prices include tax so there are no surprises at the register

Herb Closet

Herb Closet is an independent, Black-owned dispensary – the first Black-owned dispensary in Burlington! The store is located on Pearl Street, easily walkable from Church Street Marketplace, and offers parking suggestions on its website.

Ceres Collective  

Ceres Collective is a medical-turned-recreational dispensary that originally opened in 2012 with four locations. The adult-use location is on College Street, just a few blocks outside of the Church Street Marketplace. The other three locations in South Burlington, as well as Middlebury and Brattleboro, are still medical.

The Bern Gallery

The Bern Gallery is first and foremost a glass-blowing shop with a small cannabis retail store as well as a hookah bar located in downtown Burlington.

Green State

Located in the South End Arts District, Green State is a locally owned and operated dispensary that is also dog-friendly dispensary! Open 7 days a week, the dispensary is just a few blocks from the shores of Lake Champlain

Cambridge VT Dispensaries

Cambridge Cannabis Company

With over 100 strains of flower, Cambridge Cannabis Company boasts the largest selection in the state of Vermont. Tucked away in the idyllic village of Smuggler’s Notch, Cambridge Cannabis Company is just steps from the Lamoille River as well as local restaurants, breweries, and distilleries.

Essex VT Dispensaries

Magic Mann

Co-founded by two local Vermonters, Magic Mann is a Vermont-centric dispensary open 7 days a week that sells its own line of products as well as other local brands. Located slightly east of Burlington, Magic Mann focuses on educating consumers on cannabis and giving back to the indigenous peoples of Vermont and across the world.  

Montpelier/ Barre VT Dispensaries

Forbins Finest

Opened in 2020, Forbins Finest is a cultivation facility with a retail location open 6 days a week in Barre, Vermont. Forbins focuses on growing clean flowers through sustainable practices for connoisseur-grade cannabis.

Capital Cannabis Co.

Capital Cannabis Company is a woman-owned dispensary founded by a registered nurse and cannabis practitioner open 7 days a week in the capital city of Montpelier. As of July 2023, Capital Cannabis Company was operating out of a temporary location while their downtown location underwent renovations due to flood damage.  

Gram Central

Gram Central is a Montpelier-based dispensary open 7 days a week with a typical selection of cannabis products.

Morrisville VT Dispensaries

Higher Elevation

Higher Elevation is a locally-owned dispensary, operated by a husband-and-wife team. The dispensary carries a variety of Vermont cannabis brands as well as locally blown glass and smoking accessories. It is cash-only and open 6 days a week.  

Rutland VT Dispensaries

Mountain Girl Cannabis

Mountain Girl Cannabis received the first recreational dispensary license in the state of Vermont in 2022. The store is centrally located in Rutland, open 7 days a week, and owned by a local husband-and-wife team.

The Gas Station

It’s all gas no brakes at this Rutland dispensary. Owned and operated by Vermont locals, the Gas Station is named in honor of the building it resides in – a 1946 Texaco Gas Station. The Gas Station is open 7 days a week and centrally located in Rutland.

Somewhere On The Mountain  

Conveniently located on Main St in Rutland, Somewhere On the Mountain is a locally-owned dispensary open 7 days a week with daily deals and discounts.

Waterbury VT Dispensaries

ZenBarn Farms

Owned by a BIPOC married couple, ZenBarn Farms focuses as much on cannabis equity as they do on selling dank products. Open 7 days a week, ZenBarn sells its own line of CBD and hemp products as well as Vermont cannabis brands.    


Located in Waterbury Central, Vermont Goodfire Dispensary sells just that – fire products. The dispensary is open 7 days a week with a typical selection of cannabis products.

This list does not claim to be a comprehensive listing of every dispensary in Vermont at a given time.

Published by Jessica Reilly, Writer

Writer, cannabis aficionado, and poetry lover

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