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 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.
As legislation changes in Connecticut, check back to this section for how those changes will affect the medical marijuana program in Connecticut.
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.
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; ALS; Cancer; Complex Regional Pain Syndrome; Crohn’s Disease; Cachexia; Glaucoma; HIV/AIDS; Multiple sclerosis; Parkinson’s Disease; Ulcerative Colitis.
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.
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.