2021 Vermont Cannabis and Hemp Convention FAQ/Cannabis Policy

Will there be plants at the event?

Yes. Industrial hemp plants with <.3% THC are allowed with proof of Vermont Hemp Registration as required by Vermont State Law; companies selling industrial hemp plants and clones must provide nursery license as required by Vermont State Law.

And Yes, we know that THC-dominant plants technically don’t have delta9 THC, but the rule is simple: Packaged and labeled CBD flower/products and live hemp plants with corresponding paperwork are the only cannabis plant materials that may be exchanged or sold at this event.


May I bring cannabis to the event?

Yes.  Possession of cannabis in quantities under one ounce is now legal in Vermont, and at least two booths will be providing both table-top testing equipment demonstration and rosin-pressing demonstration at their booth. However, you may not consume THC cannabis on-site in any form at all.

Will there be cannabis for sale?

Only legal CBD products will be available for sale. Sales of cannabis >.3% THC remains illegal under Vermont law. Packaged and labeled CBD bud/products and live hemp plants with corresponding paperwork and are the only cannabis plant materials that may be exchanged or sold at this event.

Can I consume cannabis at the event?

No.  Smoking and vaping THC at the Champlain Valley Expo is strictly forbidden and enforced by security staff.

We are serious about this, folks — even though it is legal to possess cannabis in public, it is not legal to consume cannabis in public and this is a public venue and event. Public consumption may result in civil/criminal penalties and/or expulsion from the convention.

How about my CBD vape pen?

Sale and possession of CBD and hemp products containing less than 0.3 percent THC are allowed, so long as the CBD is extracted from hemp containing less than 0.3 percent THC. Exhibitors are encouraged, but not required, to display lab results alongside their products.

Do I need a medical card to attend?

No, this show is open to the general public. Medical patients and caregivers are encouraged to check out our MMJ-focused programming track with panels on both Saturday and Sunday!

Is there an age limit for the event?

YES. 18+ unless accompanied by parent/guardian. No tickets required for age 16 and under.

Is there a dress code?

NO. Business casual or your Vermont best, whichever suits you!

Is it extra to attend programming tracks?

Admission to all programming tracks, convention floor and demonstrations are included in the ticket price. Enjoy!

Can I purchase a ticket at the door?

YES. A limited # of tickets will be available at the door.

Can I buy tickets now?

Tickets will be available starting March 1.

Is this event wheelchair accessible?


Can I bring a bag/backpack?

YES – with conditions. VTCANN reserve the right to search all bags/backpacks and may refuse any bag to be allowed in.  VTCANN will store rejected bags at registration desk. Food, beverages, and weapons are not allowed in the venue.

Will food/drink be available for purchase inside the venue?

Technically, no. There will be food trucks out in the lot, adjacent to the Expo Center!

Can I leave and re-enter?

YES, attendees my leave and re-enter as often as they wish but MUST have their show pass on them for re-admittance.  You will not be allowed back in without a show pass.

Can I take pictures/video?

Pictures & videotaping is allowed on the exhibiting floor.

NO videotaping of speakers/programming allowed in ANY session.


Do I have to bring my ticket?

You will need a copy of the ticket, printed or on your phone.

Is my ticket transferrable?

Yes – anyone over 18 can use your ticket.

What is the refund policy?

All sales final. No refunds.


The 2021 Vermont Cannabis and Hemp Convention (“Event”) is produced by a partnership between the New England Cannabis Network (NECANN) and Heady Vermont (“Event Organizers”).

Please be advised that possessing, using, distributing and/or selling cannabis, or any part of the cannabis plant containing more than 0.3 percent THC, is a federal crime in the United States, and no information provided during the Event is intended to provide any guidance or assistance in breaking U.S. federal law. The Event programming provides a general educational overview of various aspects of the legal cannabis industry only.  None of the Event programs or presentations constitute legal advice. To be fully informed of the laws applicable to cannabis in your area, please consult local legal counsel. Participants and attendees should not use any information from the Event to engage in activities illegal under state or federal law. The Event Organizers do not promote, condone or advocate licit or illicit drug use.

Participants and attendees of the Event must read and agree to the Event disclaimer. Participants and attendees understand that they may not use or possess cannabis or any part of the cannabis plant containing levels of THC greater than 0.3 percent, at this event.  Cannabis will not be sold at the Event. Participants and attendees are advised that it remains illegal under Vermont law to possess, use or sell cannabis. It is illegal under Vermont law to drive while under the influence of cannabis.

Participants and attendees hereby agree to release, hold harmless, and indemnify the Event Organizers and their owners, partners, employees, directors, officers, agents, affiliates and related entities from any and all claims by or on behalf of participants and attendees arising directly or indirectly out of the Event. This release includes claims and liabilities arising from any cause whatsoever, including, but not limited to, any claims resulting from the illegal use of cannabis.