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How Easy Is It To Get A Medical Card in Connecticut?

What are the 4 steps needed to obtain your marijuana card in Connecticut?

Step 1: Schedule an appointment with an approved physician.

Step 2: Get a physician’s recommendation

Step 3: Apply through the CT Department of Consumer Protection

Step 4: Get your certification and start shopping!

Step 1 – Schedule an appointment with an approved Connecticut medical marijuana physician.

To get registered with CT’s MMJ program is by meeting with an approved physician. Then, make an appointment. There are many approved doctors in Connecticut, so find the closest and best for your budget.

Step 2 – Obtain your certification from your  Connecticut medical marijuana doctor.

Following your evaluation, the physician must diagnose you with at least one qualifying condition in order to write you a physician’s recommendation. It is impossible to receive your card without this.

Step 3 – Apply for your MMJ Card through the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

Make a copy of your physician’s recommendation and send it to the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. This Department is in charge of everything related to medical cannabis. The Department will evaluate your case once they receive your certification, along with your photo ID and payment of fees.

Are CT mmj cards available to minors?

Patients Under 18 Qualifying Conditions:

  • 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

  • Muscular Dystrophy

  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta

  • Intractable Neuropathic Pain that Is Unresponsive to Standard Medical Treatments

  • Tourette Syndrome for patients who have failed standard medical treatment

Guide for Guardians to Register a Minor Patient

STEP 1: Schedule Appointments with Two Physicians

  • Get two doctors to agree that marijuana is the best option for the minor patient.

    • The patient’s primary care provider must be one physician.

    • The other must be board certified in the qualifying condition’s field of medicine.

  • One of the two doctors must enter the medical marijuana registration system and certify that the patient has at least one qualifying condition.

  • The second doctor will write a letter confirming that marijuana is the best option.

STEP 2: Complete the Patient Registration Process

Following your scheduled appointments, the minor patient should enter their information into DCP’s medical marijuana registration system.  View/print the “Quick Reference Card.” The parent or guardian must complete the registration by:
  • Using the following link to set up a free account in the State’s Business Network system. 

  • Log in with the email and password you used to register for the Business Network.

  • Select “I am a Patient,” and then provide the certifying physician with the minor patient’s date of birth and email address.

  • Once logged in, you will see a pre-filled form with the physician’s patient information. If the information is incorrect, you must correct it as soon as possible.

  • After confirmation, choose a dispensary from which to purchase medical marijuana.

  • Following that, you must provide information about yourself as the patient’s Caregiver.

  • Finally, choose a method of payment. A minor patient must pay a fee of $100.

STEP 3: Complete the Caregiver Registration Process

  • You will see a pre-filled screen with the physician’s patient information and your own caregiver information.

  • You will then be asked a series of questions to confirm your understanding of being a caregiver and your responsibilities.

  • Following that, you must upload proof of identity and residency, a photograph of yourself, and a letter from the second physician.

  • Finally, you’ll need to choose a payment method. A Caregiver costs $25 per hour.

STEP 4: DCP Reviews the Application

  • You will be notified via email if your registration has been approved or if any information is missing.

  • The Caregiver will receive a medical marijuana registration card in the mail from DCP.

  • DCP will not issue ID cards to minor patients. Proof that the minor patient is registered can be provided by the minor’s email confirmation and your caregiver card.

Who can get medical weed in CT?

To qualify for a Connecticut medical marijuana card, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Be an in-state resident

  • Have at least one of the state’s qualifying medical conditions

If you’re a minor, you are still eligible for a Connecticut medical marijuana card; you just have to have an Approved Caregiver handle all of the cannabis-related decisions. The list of qualifying medical conditions is less extensive for minors, though.

What types of medical marijuana can I purchase in the Nutmeg State?

All marijuana products and accessories are legal under the state of Connecticut. Connecticut has them all:

  • Actual flower

  • Edibles

  • Creams

  • Oils

  • Ointments

  • Cartridges

  • Concentrates

  • Vapes

Step 4 – Where’s the nearest Connecticut dispensary?

Here is a map of all the dispensaries in Connecticut so you can search which is closest to you!

As soon as you’re approved for medical cannabis, you will receive your medical cannabis certification and access the various medical dispensaries across the state.

How long is a Connecticut marijuana card good for?

Connecticut Medical Marijuana Cards are valid for one year from the date of certification. This is an important distinction because the clock begins to tick at that point. This is true even if you do not use the card for several weeks.

DISCLAIMER: ALTHOUGH WE DO NOT OPERATE IN THIS STATE; WE DO PROVIDE SERVICES IN MICHIGAN AND OHIO.

What are the qualifying conditions for a medical card in Connecticut?

Here is Connecticut’s widespread list of qualifying medical conditions. They are:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

  • Cachexia

  • Cancer

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

  • Crohn’s Disease

  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain (Associated With Degenerative Spinal Disorders)

  • Cystic Fibrosis

  • Damage to the Nervous Tissue of the Spinal Cord with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity

  • Epilepsy

  • Glaucoma

  • Hydrocephalus with Intractable Headache

  • Intractable Headache Syndromes

  • Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Muscular Dystrophy

  • Neuropathic Facial Pain

  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Positive Status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia

  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome with Chronic Radiculopathy

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Severe Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

  • Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Sickle Cell Disease

  • Spasticity or Neuropathic Pain Associated with Fibromyalgia

  • Terminal Illness Requiring End-Of-Life Care

  • Ulcerative Colitis

  • Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder

  • Wasting Syndrome

For minors wanting a medical card, the qualifying conditions are more narrow:

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Cystic Fibrosis

  • Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity

  • Muscular Dystrophy

  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta

  • Severe Epilepsy

  • Terminal Illness Requiring End-of-Life Care

  • Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder

Can I grow marijuana at home in Connecticut?

Even with a valid MMJ card, you cannot grow or otherwise cultivate cannabis at home.

How much does a medical cannabis card cost in Connecticut?

You pay a $100 registration fee once you have logged all of the required documentation for the application. You may pay with a credit card, a check, or a money order. Make all money orders/checks payable to “Treasurer, State of Connecticut.” Caregivers must pay a registration fee of $25. The average consultation fee ranges between $175 and $200.

Does insurance cover medical marijuana in Connecticut?

According to three major Connecticut insurers that responded to a survey by the Connecticut Association of Health Plans, Connecticut insurers do not generally provide coverage for medical marijuana because insurers only cover federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs, and marijuana is not an FDA-approved drug.

Where do I find a Connecticut cannabis dispensary?

There are about 20 medical dispensaries across the state of Connecticut. Only valid medical patients are allowed to buy marijuana from these locations; recreational marijuana is still illegal. Finding a dispensary that is right for you is just a click away!

Buying Marijuana at Retail Location

If you do not bring a valid ID and a medical card, the dispensary will not let you in. Patients and caregivers must be at least 18 years old to enter a medical dispensary.

Marijuana Delivery Service

Section 12 of Connecticut’s marijuana act states that no one is permitted to “sell, deliver, transport, or distribute marijuana to a person who is not a licensed dispensary.”

Connecticut Dispensary Hours

Almost every Connecticut medical dispensary has chosen to close at 8:00 p.m. Opening hours, on the other hand, vary from dispensary to dispensary but typically range between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Purchase Restrictions

A patient in Connecticut is not permitted to purchase more than 2.5 ounces per month. That would be a clear violation of the possession restrictions. You can buy 2.5 ounces of cannabis per month if your doctor does not recommend a specific amount.

Can I get my mmj card online via medical marijuana doctors in Connecticut?

Use medical marijuana telemedicine to visit a CT marijuana doctor online and get your medical card from home! You can use your smartphone, tablet, or personal computer.

Can I see an MMJ Doctor online from home?

Yes, Medical Marijuana Doctors are available in Connecticut for both in-person and virtual visits. Providing CT residents with the ability to qualify for medical marijuana from the comfort of their own homes.

DISCLAIMER: ALTHOUGH WE DO NOT OPERATE IN THIS STATE; WE DO PROVIDE SERVICES IN MICHIGAN AND OHIO.

Can I get marijuana delivered to me in Connecticut?

Yes, starting July 1st, 2021 CT medical dispos are allowed to deliver cannabis.

Can I change my caregiver at any time?

Yes, but only at the time of your renewal

Who can find out i have a medical marijuana? Is this public information?

No, this information is protected and confidential. 

Is weed legal in connecticut?

Yes, Adult use or Recreational marijuana was made legal with the passage of Senate Bill 1201 in 2021.

Can I use My CT mmj card in other states?

At this time the state of connecitcut has not signed any reciprocity agreements with other states. That does not bar other states from accepting/ honoring your CT card if they so choose.