Connecticut Medical Marijuana Use Registry. What is it?

    Connecticut Medical Marijuana Laws
    Connecticut Department of Health

    The Connecticut Medical Marijuana Use registry is a secure, electronic, and online database for the registration of ordering qualified MMJ patients. If you are a patient seeking to register with the Department of Consumer Protection Marijuana Program, you first must make an appointment with your physician. To qualify to use medical marijuana, a patient must be diagnosed by a Connecticut-licensed doctor with a qualifying debilitating medical condition outlined in law. Only your physician can initiate your application by certifying to the Department that you have medical condition which qualifies you for a medical marijuana registration certificate and that, in their opinion, the benefits of medicinal marijuana would more than likely outweigh the health risks of medical marijuana use. Please note many doctors offer a telemedicine option for appointments. So, if interested in telemedicine, check with your doctor to see if this is an option.

    Due to COVID-19, telemedicine is allowed in Connecticut for initial appointments and renewals. If interested in telemedicine, contact your MMJ doctor to determine if this is a possibility.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA REGISTRY

Yes

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic neuropathic pain associated with degenerative spinal disorders
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Crohn's disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Intractable headache syndromes
  • Intractable spasticity
  • Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neuropathic facial pain
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post herpetic neuralgia
  • Post-surgical back pain with a condition called chronic radiculopathy
  • Post laminectomy syndrome
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
  • Severe rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Spasticity
  • Terminal Illness Requiring End-Of-Life Care
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder
  • Other medical conditions may be approved by the Department of Consumer Protection

CAREGIVERS

Yes, a qualifying patient shall have not more than one primary caregiver at any time.

RECIPROCITY

No

    Connecticut Medical Marijuana Card - How to apply and get one!

    If your physician decides to certify you for a medical marijuana registration certificate, he will need to collect some information from you, including a valid email address and a primary telephone number, so the Department will be able to communicate with you. Once certified for use of medical marijuana by your mj physician, you will need to submit additional information and go through Department’s registration process. Documents needed for the online application process include proof of identification, proof of residency, and a registration fee. Minors with qualifying conditions may also be able to legally use medical marijuana with a designated caregiver who must register with the Department as do designated caregivers for non-minors. Once a qualified MJ patient receives their marijuana license id card, they may begin purchasing medical marijuana through a licensed pharmacist who has applied and obtained a dispensary license from the Department of Consumer Protection.

    Find a licensed marijuana doctor nearby to get your recommendation for a medical marijuana card.

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    Indica vs Sativa, THC vs CBD. What are my options?

    Medicinal marijuana and low-THC cannabis products are available in Connecticut for qualified patients. Legal marijuana products can include, CBD oil, tinctures, capsules, vape products and flower, to name a few.


    Find Medical Marijuana Use registry information and Instructional Guides. These include general FAQs, approved medical conditions, steps to take to participate in the Connecticut MMJ program as a patient, and registration and medical marijuana card renewal information.

    Connecticut Department of Health