7/12/15 - Vermont Compassion Centers celebrates our 1 year anniversary of providing top quality reliable cannabis education to vermonters.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning about the Vermont Therapeutic Marijuana Program, the ins and outs and the finer points of being a patient or caregiver in Vermont, contact us to learn more. We never charge for our services, and pride ourselves on bringing you cutting edge information.

Note we are neither doctors nor lawyers and can only offer personal advice based on our own experiences. Independent education, not endorsed by any VT State Agency.

We conduct research in this exciting new field every day for you as well as ourselves and loved ones.

New products and methods combined with up to date news from around the world. We are here to be the change the world needs now.   

We are committed to educating any qualifying individuals who seek guidance in the registry process. We offer this as a public service, and are not endorsed by or affiliated with any governmental organization. We have been offering this service as disabled advocates ourselves since 2010.

In our continuing quest to help serve patients and potential patients throughout the state, we have affiliated with JaneNewEngland, a regional education and patient /caregiver resource. Please take a look at their extremely helpful site and stay tuned for further developments as we continue to work to help educate and advise patients and caregivers in Vermont and New England.

Education Portal

Compliance Education and  

Consulting Services

Our group specializes in helping you learn how to become an educated and legally compliant VT Registry Patient and a thoughtful cannabis consumer in this new dynamic digital and legislative environment.


The 802 Crew is made up of patients with specialized therapeutic research and legislative experience focused on the therapeutic properties and life changing potential of the Cannabis plant.


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We are Vermont Compassion Center

Vt Attorney general Willam Sorrel recently offered an opinion on Vermonters access to CBD oil - go here for details.

​Hemp Working Group – 5/8/2015


A monumental societal shift is upon us – The Green Rush


It will directly affect every aspect of society within a very short period of time.


No facet of the current social framework will be untouched by this coming change.


Learn more about this coming change – or get lost in the dustbin of history  trying to play catch-up.


For every issue plaguing societies’ worldwide today, there exists a natural form of remediation and repair by application of an agrarian solution.


Come and learn more at our twice monthly meetings at the Peace and Justice Center on the Burlington waterfront.

Details at www.vermontcompassioncenters.net/services

This site is not intended to encourage or dissuade the use of cannabis products, but has been created as an educational resource focused on the therapeutic use of cannabis in full compliance with Vermont State Statute.

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Big Pharmas big problem - FOLLOW THE MONEY!!  < Here !

  - by patients, for patients

The Global Drug Survey 2014 findings - full report Here


The significance of these finding for governments need to be taken in conjunction with the predominant finding from Global Drug Survey’s hypothetical questions about how reducing the criminal penalties for the possession of small amounts of drugs would impact upon people’s drug using behaviours, for more on this see our recent blog post.

The overwhelming finding across countries was not that a reduction in criminal penalties would encourage hoards of non-drug users to try drugs or for current drug users to increase their use. Instead it was that people who use drugs would be more open with their family and friends about their use and more likely to seek help or advice about the use and associated health harms.

Government drug policy should not be caught up in a polarized debate about legalization but instead should consider crafting a public health policy that optimizes the health and well-being of all its citizens. The first step is to treat people who drugs as rationale adults who wish to be informed and have a strong desire to preserve their health and happiness and contribute to their society as much as the person next to them.

If changing drug laws reduces societal harms and promotes health among those who (use) drugs and leads to a happier, more productive society with less discrimination and compounded deprivation of the most vulnerable then surely change is worth considering with objectivity and evidence. Any other outcome would appear to be made by someone who was off their heads on drugs!

Dr Adam R Winstock MD MRCP MRCPsych FAChAM
Consultant Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine Specialist
Founder and Director of Global Drug Survey