Vermont becomes first US state to legalise buprenorphine possession

The US state of Vermont has become the first US state to legalise the possession of buprenorphine. Governor Phil Scott has signed a bill into law that will allow people to possess approximately 2 weeks’ supply (224mg) of the prescription drug without requiring evidence of a prescription. Previously, possession of buprenorphine without a prescription was treated as a misdemeanour.

Sources: https://bhbusiness.com/2021/06/04/vermont-legalizes-possession-of-buprenorphine/

https://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.225