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We’re Passionate about Medical Cannabis

And we’ve seen the powerful impact it can have firsthand. Between a vast, growing network of dispensaries, a committed, knowledgeable staff, and a wide selection of meticulously curated cannabis products, we offer a solution for every patient. Learn more about how to become or refer a patient in Connecticut below!

Becoming a Patient

To become a qualified patient, find a doctor in your area who can grant certification. Once a physician has recommended cannabis, you must register as a qualified patient with the state to acquire your medical marijuana card. Once your physician has registered you with the DCP, you must create an account and log on to the DCP website. You will need to provide:

1. Proof of identity
2. Proof of CT residency
3. Current passport sized photo
4. Check for $100

You will be mailed a state-issued ID card that enables you to purchase medical cannabis. Call the dispensary you are registered with to schedule an initial consultation before making your first purchase.

Qualifying Conditions

After receiving a diagnosis for any of the 22 qualifying medical conditions approved under Connecticut’s Medical Marijuana Program, your physician can register you as a qualifying patient with the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP).

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Positive Status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus or Acquired Immune
  • Deficiency Syndrome
  • 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
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome with Chronic Radiculopathy
  • Severe Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • 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 18, Debilitating Medical Conditions Include:

  • 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

Qualifications for a Registration Certificate:

  • Qualifying patient must be a Connecticut resident.
  • Qualifying patient must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older.
  • Qualifying patient cannot be an inmate confined in a correctional institution or facility under the supervision of the Connecticut Department of Corrections.

Healthcare Professional?
Certify Your Patients

In order to certify patients for medical cannabis in Connecticut, you’ll need to inform the state through the Department of Consumer Protection’s online form. Through that form you’ll assert that the patient has been diagnosed with condition eligible for palliative use of cannabis and that, based on a medically reasonable assessment of the patient’s medical history and medical condition, the potential benefits of palliative use of cannabis would likely outweigh the health risks.

Before certifying patients for marijuana, you will be required to register with the Connecticut Prescription Monitoring and Reporting System (“CPMRS”) so that you can have a complete picture of your patient’s controlled substance use, including prescriptions by other providers. If you are not already registered with the CPMRS, you can do so at any time by following the instructions here.

To certify that one of your patients should receive medical cannabis, access the state’s online registration portal here.