What to know about the Medical Marijuana Program

Connecticut has made available medical marijuana to severally ill patients that need the natural medicine. This page will guide patients through the process to acquire medical marijuana.


What is Medical Marijuana?

Medical grade marijuana is grown in a highly controlled environment to ensure consistent quality and efficacy. There are many strains, including hybrids that are grown to address a wide variety of illness symptoms including appetite stimulation, amelioration of nausea, and pain reduction.

The New Law in Connecticut

On May 31, 2012, Public Act 12-55 , An Act Concerning the Palliative Use of Marijuana, became law. This Act permits the medical use of marijuana statewide, making Connecticut the 17th state to enact such a law.

Medicine Delivery Methods

In addition to smokeable forms, there are many new options for the administration of medical marijuana including vaporization, edibles and tinctures. Patients can attain the therapeutic properties of cannabis without having to smoke dry material.

Application Process 

The registration certificate application is available online and registration involves a three step process:



For more information about what you need to register, please check our "How to Register" page.


New information on the Medical Marijuana Program will be made available on this website as it becomes available. Please continue to visit our website at www.ct.gov/dcp/mmp or subscribe to medical marijuana updates by registering for e-alerts  on the DCP website.


List of Qualifying Conditions

Qualifying patients must have one of the following debilitating medical conditions:

CT Medical Marujuana Program

Telephone: (860) 713-6066

Fax: (860) 706-5361

E-mail: dcp.mmp@ct.gov



Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

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Hartford, CT 06106