Connecticut Medical Cannabis Program Details For Patients
Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program: Contact Details
Department of Consumer Protection (DCP)
Medical Marijuana Program
165 Capitol Avenue, Room 145
Hartford, CT 06106
Website: Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program
Note from State, on sources for medical marijuana
A complete list of the state’s six medical marijuana dispensary facilities, is posted on Connecticut’s Medical Marijuana Program’s website.
The Connecticut Medical Marijuana Patient Registry application fee, is $100. The Connecticut Marijuana Registry is mandatory, and does NOT accept other state’s registry cards.
Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program: Information
House Bill 5389 was signed into law in May 2012, stipulating that:
“A qualifying patient shall register with the Department of Consumer Protection, prior to engaging in the palliative use of marijuana. A qualifying patient who has a valid registration certificate, shall not be subject to arrest or prosecution, penalized in any manner, or denied any right or privilege.”
In September 2012, the Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program website posted instructions on how to register for the program:
“Patients who are currently receiving medical treatment for a debilitating medical conditions set out in the law may qualify for a temporary registration certificate beginning October 1, 2012. To qualify, a patient must also be at least 18 years of age and a Connecticut resident.”
In April 2014, the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection announced the names and locations of the first six dispensary facilities, authorized for operation. In August 2014, the state’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened.
Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program: Qualifying Conditions
Patients in Connecticut diagnosed with one of the following severe, debilitating, or life-threatening medical conditions, are afforded legal protection under the Connecticut Medical Marijuana law, as per House Bill 5389:
Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, 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 (PTSD)
* Effective March 14, 2016, the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, announced six additional qualifying conditions:
Sickle cell disease, post laminectomy syndrome with chronic radiculopathy (failed back surgery syndrome resulting in reoccuring back pain), severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, and complex regional pain syndrome.
* Effective October 01, 2016, the following debilitating medical conditions, will also qualify for medical marijuana, as per Connecticut medical marijuana law, for patients over 18 years and older:
Cerebral Palsy; Cystic Fibrosis; Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity; Terminal Illness Requiring End-of-Life Care; Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder
For patients under the age of 18 years, the following conditions will effectively qualify:
Cerebral Palsy; Cystic Fibrosis; Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity; Severe Epilepsy; Terminal Illness Requiring End-of-Life Care; Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder
Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program: Possession and Cultivation Regulations
In the state of Connecticut, the maximum monthly amount allowable, is 2.5 ounces, unless indicated otherwise by the patient’s physician. Under Connecticut law, cultivation is NOT permitted.
Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program: Telemedicine
Qualified medical marijuana patients may now choose to see a marijuana doctor online, in Connecticut, using medical marijuana telemedicine services for the purposes of obtaining a Connecticut medical marijuana evaluation, instead of doing so in-person:
see a marijuana doctor online and on-demand, via the telemedicine portal, now