Connecticut Medical Marijuana Card
In order to be afforded legal protection of the Connecticut Medical Marijuana law, qualified medical marijuana patients must register with the state patient registry and possess a valid identification card by submitting a marijuana card application to the Department of Consumer Protection. All registration fees collected by the department under this subsection shall be paid to the State Treasurer, and credited to the account established.
We Help You Get the Medical Marijuana You Need
MarijuanaDoctors.com has emerged as an industry leader when it comes to pairing qualified doctors with patients in need of medical cannabis treatment. We not only educate you on the benefits of marijuana and how it works in the body, but we help you at every step of the qualification process to ensure you legally get the medicine you need.
Medical Marijuana vs. Recreational: What’s the Difference?
Throughout history, marijuana has been used as medicine and for recreational purposes. Separating the two is not an easy task. The World Health Organization has listed marijuana as one of the most used recreational drugs in the world. But, unlike other recreational drugs, marijuana has enormous medicinal advantages:
Medical Cannabis – The Chinese and Indians are among the first ancient people who used marijuana to cure ailments such as arthritis, headaches and other pains. MarijuanaDoctors.com believes that marijuana has a potential place in modern medicine, too, as it’s been recommended for over 250 medical conditions.
Recreational Marijuana – The debate between medical and recreational effects among health professionals and lawmakers will likely never end. The major mistake people make is using marijuana for self-medication. Self-medication occurs when one uses the drug purely for therapeutic purposes without the guidance and supervisions of a medical professional.
How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Connecticut
- Patients must be 18 years of age, and be a Connecticut resident.
- Patients are required to obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from their primary care physician describing the diagnosis of their qualifying condition — *Learn how to request your medical records
- Obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from your primary care physician describing their diagnosis — *Learn how to request your medical records
- Patients are required to get a signed Physician’s Statement from a physician, currently licensed to practice medicine in Connecticut — *Find a certified medical marijuana physician in Connecticut
- To qualify, a patient needs to be diagnosed by a physician as having one of the following debilitating medical conditions that is specifically identified in the law:
- Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, epilepsy, cachexia, wasting syndrome, Crohn’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Effective August 2018: severe rheumatoid arthritis, spasticity or neuropathic pain with fibromyalgia, osteogenesis imperfecta, neuropathic facial pain, postherpetic neuralgia, hydrocephalus, muscular dystrophy, intractable headache syndromes.
- * Effective March 14, 2016, the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, announced additional qualifying conditions:
- Post laminectomy syndrome with chronic radiculopathy (failed back surgery syndrome resulting in recurring back pain), severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, and complex regional pain syndrome.
- *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
- 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; Osteogenesis imperfecta; muscular dystrophy.
- The registration certificate application is available online, and requires 3 steps:
- The physician must initiate the registration process by logging into a secure, online system and certifying the patient;
- After the physician electronically submits a valid certification, the patient may access the online system to complete the patient portion, of the application;
- If the physician certifies the need for a primary caregiver, the caregiver may log in after the patient, and complete the relevant application;
- An inmate confined in a correctional institution or facility under the supervision of the Department of Correction will NOT qualify, regardless of their medical condition.
- Submit the application with the application fee of $100, payable in the form of a check or money order — applications are nonrefundable — to:
Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program
Department of Consumer Protection (DCP)
165 Capitol Avenue, Room 145
Hartford, CT 06106
How MarijuanaDoctors.com Helps Patients
Our goal is not to help you self-medicate. Rather, we aim to help qualifying patients connect with licensed local physicians and legally get the treatment they need.
Medical cannabis has been recommended to treat over 250 medical conditions. For Connecticut residents, we start by helping you determine if you prequalify for any of the conditions for which the state will issue a medical marijuana card. If you prequalify, we’ll guide you through the rest of the process and direct you to our rich database of local marijuana doctors.
Patients also enjoy the following benefits from MarijuanaDoctors.com:
- Online Appointment Booking – With the help of our online portal, you can conveniently book appointments with the physician of your choice after an initial evaluation has been conducted in person.
- Free Access to Symptom Tracker – You’ll also receive free access to our online Symptom Tracker which helps you and your doctor manage your medical marijuana needs in one convenient location. This also helps the doctor accurately adjust your prescription as needed.
- Instant Access to Current Information – MarijuanaDoctors.com gives patients access to a vast database full of everything you’d ever want to know about medical cannabis. Inside you’ll find the most current marijuana research along with complete details regarding Connecticut’s medical marijuana card and legislation.
How to Find a Marijuana Doctor in Your Area
MarijuanaDoctors.com makes it simple to find a doctor near you. From our Homepage, go to on “Find a Doctor” and select your state to see all the strictly-vetted doctors in our directory who are ready to help you. If you want to refine the results, fill in the location, distance and specialty to narrow things down. If you get stuck at any point, click the “Help” tab to email us directly.