Connecticut patients can now apply for the state’s Medical Marijuana Program. This compassionate treatment allows suffering and dying patients to gain access to cannabis medicines. The stigma of marijuana is slowly being lifted, and many are seeing it as what it is — a viable treatment option.
The state has guidelines on who can apply for the program and what they must do:
The state has strictly designated certain disorders as qualifying for medical marijuana use. New conditions are being added every year.
The list now contains:
The only health care professional who can certify you for the medical marijuana program are state-registered physicians with whom you have a bona fide relationship. If you qualify, the doctor will be responsible for helping you get your medical marijuana card and any future care you may need.
To qualify, the medical practitioner will need to:
You’re then free to finish the online application process.
Although Wallingford, Conn., is only ten miles north of New Haven, you may want to find a physician who’s closer to home. Be sure to take advantage of the Find a Doctor tab on our website. We’ll connect you with excellent local health care professionals who can help you with the process of getting an MMJ card.
If you prefer a more private setting, nothing is more secure than your own home. Telemedicine services allow you to connect with a doctor using online video conferencing. Make sure your medical records get to their practice. Then, you’re free to discuss your condition and the treatment options that are available.