Connecticut Medical Marijuana

Updated on January 23, 2020.  Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer

Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program: Contact Details

Department of Consumer Protection (DCP)
Medical Marijuana Program
165 Capitol Ave
Hartford CT 06106-1630
Phone: (860) 713-6066
Toll-Free: (800) 842-2649
Website: Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program

Note from State, on sources for medical marijuana
A complete list of the state’s medical marijuana dispensary facilities is posted on Connecticut’s Medical Marijuana Program’s website.
The Connecticut 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

To Qualify for Connecticut’s Medical Marijuana Program:

  1. Patients must be 18 years of age. If under 18, Approved Caregiver must accompany and assist you throughout the process.
  2. Patients must be certified by their physician with a Qualifying Condition(Must be certified before starting the registration process)
  3. Patients must create a DAS Business Network Account to access the online certification system.
  4. Submit application including your Authorized Caregiver (if applicable), Proof of Identity, Proof of Residency, Photo & $100.00 Application Fee (Caregiver Application is an addition $25.00). Department does not accept Cash Payment. If Mailing Documents, please send to Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection Medical Marijuana Program: 165 Capitol Ave, MS# 88MMP Hartford, CT 06106-1630.

Registration Certificate expires one (1) year from the physician’s certification date.

Recent Legislation Changes

In November 2018, The Regulations Review Committee of the General Assembly also approved Chronic Neuropathic Pain Associated With Degenerative Spinal Disorders as a qualifying condition for Medical Marijuana Treatment.

In August 2018, the Regulation Review Committee approved eight new conditions to qualify for medical marijuana:

Patients under the age of 18 can qualify for muscular dystrophy and osteogenesis imperfecta.

On May 31, 2012, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, signed into law, House Bill 5389, which was approved by the House 96-51, and by the Senate 21-3. This, in effect, legalized medical marijuana in Connecticut.

House Bill 5389, effective May 2012, states 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.”

“Prison inmates, or others under the supervision of the Department of Corrections, would not qualify, regardless of their medical condition.”

On September 23, 2012, the Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program website posted an update, with instructions on how to register for the program, beginning October 01, 2012. “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.”

On January 16, 2013, the Draft Regulations on Medical Marijuana, were posted online.

On April 03, 2014, the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection announced the names and locations of the first six dispensary facilities, that have been authorized by the state to operate. The first medical marijuana dispensary opened on August 20, 2014.

Added conditions: Interstitial Cystitis; MALS Syndrome (Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome); Vulvodynia and Vulvar Burning; Intractable Neuropathic Pain that Is Unresponsive to Standard Medical Treatments; Tourette’s Syndrome

Added conditions under 18 years: Intractable Neuropathic Pain that Is Unresponsive to Standard Medical Treatments; Tourette Syndrome for patients who have failed standard medical treatment

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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 Telemedicine Services Online

The State of Connecticut has a legalized telemedicine program, which allows patients to receive care from a physician online. However, it is still prohibited for physicians prescribe Schedule I drugs, like medical marijuana, using telemedicine.

Since the Connecticut medical marijuana program is still changing their laws and new Connecticut medical marijuana laws are being enacted on a regular basis, please be sure to visit our site frequently to get the most updated laws as it pertains to the Connecticut medical marijuana program. Please click a corresponding link to find out more about Connecticut’s Medical Marijuana Program. We have compiled the following Connecticut medical marijuana index of information to serve as a medical library to our users for legal reference of Connecticut’s laws, guidelines and program details regarding medical cannabis use in Connecticut.

Connecticut Qualification

A patient must be in the process of receiving treatment from a state-licensed physician for a qualifying condition to be eligible to participate in the Connecticut medical marijuana program. Unlike some states that have severely restrictive programs, Connecticut allows patients suffering from a wide range of conditions to gain access to medicinal cannabis. These include ailments common to programs in several states, such as: offers a definitive guide on Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Connecticut. We’ll keep you updated regarding any changes to this list.

Connecticut Medical Marijuana Laws

While Connecticut’s medical marijuana program is one of the more compassionate in the United States, penalties for non-medical users remain relatively harsh. For example, while a first offense for possessing less than half an ounce is a civil infraction of $150, a subsequent offense involving the same amount will draw a $500 fine.

Possession of a half an ounce up to four ounces is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. However, a second or subsequent offense for the same amount is considered a felony that carries a penalty of up to five years in jail and a fine of as much as $3,000. offers a comprehensive look at Connecticut’s Full Medical Marijuana Laws, so check back with us often.

Connecticut Medical Marijuana Card

To legally possess medical marijuana in Connecticut, a patient must suffer from a qualifying condition as well as obtain a registration certificate. The patient must be a resident of the state and cannot be confined in a state correctional facility.

We provide detailed information on how to obtain a Connecticut Medical Marijuana Card so you will be as informed as possible regarding the process.

Connecticut Medical Marijuana Facts

Proponents of legalized marijuana often point to the potential growth of state revenue. According to an editorial that appeared in the Feb. 12, 2017 issue of The Hartford Courant, legalizing weed in Connecticut could generate an estimated $100 in state taxes as well as millions more dollars to municipal governments.

Colorado, which legalized pot in 2012, saw nearly $1 billion in marijuana-related sales in 2015 alone. Check out our section on additional Connecticut Medical Marijuana Facts if you are interested in learning more about the issue.

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Finally, a helpful & informative website! answered all of my medical marijuana questions and helped me schedule an appointment with an accredited doctor in my area.~Susan - Denver, CO