Champlain Valley Dispensary is uniting Vermont’s artisanal approach with the science of plant-based medicine to produce safe, compliant, high quality medical cannabis products.
With the passage of the Vermont Marijuana for Symptom Relief Act in June 2011, Champlain Valley Dispensary was awarded the first license in 2012 to open a dispensary in Burlington. A year later they were awarded a second license to operate their sister organization, Southern Vermont Wellness, in Brattleboro.
Champlain Valley Dispensary has embraced challenges as opportunities to build a team of highly trained, professional staff members who can guide and innovate throughout their entire operations. The Champlain Valley Dispensary has seen rapid growth, from a handful of patients in June 2013 to several thousand today.
Their staff is specially trained to advise people who are ill. Knowing that they are helping patients, often at the later stages of their life, has a profound effect. It’s important for the whole community to know that the products they provide are helping patients lead a more active life and have a better daily existence. Contrary to the stereotype of using cannabis to escape, patients see this as a way to function — to have the energy to be present with their families and not be overwhelmed by prescription painkillers or the nausea of chemotherapy.
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