Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program

On June 1st, 2012, “The Nutmeg State” legalized the use of medical marijuana when the state’s legislature and Governor signed off on making the drug legal to users in need.

Patients who are certified to use medical cannabis or their caregivers can possess up to a one month supply. Additionally, users can get their medicine from pharmacy dispensaries that are authorized by the state.

Requirements For a Medical Marijuana Card in Connecticut:

To apply for a medical marijuana card in Connecticut, you must meet the following criteria:

Legal Requirements:

  • You must be a resident of Connecticut.
  • You must receive a written recommendation from a qualified physician as having a condition that may benefit from the use of medical marijuana.
  • You must be 18 years or older.
  • You must obtain a card for medical marijuana from the state of CT.
  • Note that inmates in a CT correctional institution will not qualify, regardless of their medical condition.

Medical Requirements:

Under Connecticut’s medical marijuana law, patients may be recommended marijuana for the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Cachexia
  • Wasting syndrome
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Post-Traumatic stress disorder

How to Apply For a Medical Marijuana Card in Connecticut:

Beginning in October of 21012, qualifying patients can apply for temporary registration certificates from the Department of Consumer Protection. There is a $25 maximum registration fee.

Renewal Requirements For Medical Marijuana Patients in Connecticut:

Registration expires one year from the date the physician certified you to use medical marijuana. Before your card expires, the registration system will allow you and your doctor to begin the renewal process. In large part, the renewal process will be similar to the process that you went through for your original registration. Additionally, you must:
  • Provide proof that you still live in Connecticut.
  • Provide an updated photograph.
  • Complete the five certifications at the end.
  • Pay a one hundred ($100.00) dollars registration fee.