House Bill 5389 was signed by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, on May 31, 2012, effectively allowing a qualifying patient to register with the Department of Consumer Protection, prior to engaging in the palliative use of marijuana, thereby protecting the patient from arrest or prosecution, or being penalized in any manner, or denied any right or privilege.
The maximum amount allowed by Connecticut for patients per month is 2.5 ounces — unless otherwise directed by the evaluating physician.
A qualifying Connecticut patient shall not be subject to arrest or prosecution, penalized in any manner, including, but not limited to, being subject to any civil penalty, or denied any right or privilege, including, but not limited to, being subject to any disciplinary action by a professional licensing board, for the palliative use of marijuana. Additionally, a qualifying patient is not permitted to be an inmate confined in a correctional institution or facility under the supervision of the Connecticut Department of Corrections.
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:
* Effective March 14, 2016, the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, announced additional qualifying conditions:
* 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:
*Effective August 2018, according to the Regulation Review Committee:
Spasticity or neuropathic pain associated with fibromyalgia; postherpetic neuralgia; muscular dystrophy; severe rheumatoid arthritis; neuropathic facial pain; hydrocephalus with intractable headache; osteogenesis imperfecta; intractable headache syndromes
For patients under the age of 18 years, the following conditions will effectively qualify:
For more information, check out this resource on the process of certification through Compassionate Care Center of Connecticut.