Medical Marijuana Registration Guidelines
Under Title 21a-408-6 of the Department of Consumer Protection’s Guidelines for Palliative Use for Marijuana, there are guidelines set forth for patients and primary caregivers looking to complete medical marijuana registrations. In order to register, the law states that a patient must submit:
- Written certification issues by physician
- Proof of residency
- Proof of identity
- Proof of qualifying patient’s age
- A photograph of qualifying patient that is currently, passport-sized, taken against a white backdrop, at least 2″x2″ in size, and taken no more than 30 days before application submission
- Caregiver form (if necessary)
- Caregiver’s proof of identity
- Proof of caregiver’s age
- Photograph of caregiver
- Payment of appropriate fees
- Name, address, and telephone number of the dispensary facility from which the patient will purchase medical marijuana
For more information about this law, please check out this resource on registration guidelines and qualifying materials for application.
Connecticut Medical Marijuana Physicians Board
The Department of Consumer Protection established an eight-member Board of Physicians consisting of physicians or surgeons, who are board-certified in one of the following specialties: neurology, pain medicine, pain management, medical oncology, psychiatry, infectious disease, family medicine or gynecology.
The board is required to recommend additional medical conditions, medical treatments, or diseases to be added to the list of medical conditions, to the Department of Consumer Protection. Such recommendations require approval by the Department and are implemented by the adoption of a regulation.
Medical Marijuana Access in Connecticut
Some medical marijuana patients will claim they have a doctor’s prescription for medical marijuana, but marijuana prescriptions are in fact illegal. The federal government classifies marijuana as a schedule I drug. Therefore doctors are unable to prescribe marijuana to their patients, and medical marijuana patients cannot go to a pharmacy to fill a prescription for medical marijuana. Instead, medical marijuana doctors in Connecticut will supply patients with a medical marijuana recommendation in compliance with state law.
According to Connecticut medical marijuana laws, the maximum monthly amount allowable, is 2.5 ounces, unless indicated otherwise by the patient’s physician. The state of Connecticut does NOT allow for the purchase or sale of medical cannabis.