About the Vermont Cannabis Trades Association

Our members have been working in the area of medical cannabis since 2013. During this time, significant knowledge and expertise in the field of medical cannabis has been developed. Our first commitment has to been to serve the patients of Vermont, while at the same time striving to create a work place which pays a livable wage and provides health benefits.

Our Mission

VCTA’s mission is to act as a statewide voice for Vermonters interested in the cultivation of cannabis and the production and testing of infused products. VCTA also sees a chance to promote industry standards and support the development, growth and integrity of the regulated cannabis industry. VCTA will strive to serve as a trusted resource on issues related to the safe and responsible use of cannabis for medical and non-medical purposes.

The Commitment

We will work collaboratively with our patients, state health and law enforcement agencies and educational institutions. These relationships promote the development of a well regulated cannabis market place in Vermont.

We are committed to safe, high quality medicine to all Vermonters, along with safe and easy access.

We will be active at the Vermont state house level, lobbying on key areas to make real world suggestions and influence the development of cannabis markets in Vermont.

We are committed to conducting activities with integrity and in accordance with the highest ethical standards. VCTA will expand its Board of Directors as additional members join.

Areas of Knowledge

  • Access & education for patients
  • Indoor & outdoor cultivation guidance
  • Retail sales & delivery
  • Laboratory testing
  • Extraction methods
  • Regulations for medical production & use
  • Public health & safety
  • Regulations for production & consumer use
  • Creating new allies and partners regionally & nationally
  • Educational initiatives for stakeholders and the general public
  • Outreach/Engagement with HCPs
  • Event management
  • Marketing/PR

Social Justice

The VCTA supports the Black Lives Matter movement and its quest for social, racial, and economic justice. We acknowledge that people of color are disproportionately affected by cannabis criminalization and it is our responsibility to aid in righting the injustices that have been done.

The VCTA has a mission to join the global movement against systemic racism and underscores the importance of denouncing racism, injustice, and inequality in all forms.

The VCTA endeavors to spread awareness of the Vermont Marijuana Registry and promote equitable access for all. As an organization also committed to sustainability, we work to affect positive change within policy to ensure environmentally and economically responsible practices are created and upheld.