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.
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.
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.
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.
The registration certificate application is available online and registration involves a three step process:
Step 1: The physician initiates the registration process by logging into a secure, online system and certifying their patient.
Step 2: After the physician electronically submits a valid certification, their patient can access the online system to complete the patient portion of the application.
Step 3: If the physician certifies the need for a primary caregiver, the caregiver can log in after the patient, and complete the application.
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.
Qualifying patients must have one of the following debilitating medical conditions:
AIDS or HIV
Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Telephone: (860) 713-6066
Fax: (860) 706-5361
Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
165 Capital Avenue, Room 145
Hartford, CT 06106