Cannabis Laws in Connecticut

Connecticut does not legally allow for recreational marijuana use, but the state does have a medical cannabis program. Here you can find out more about Connecticut's medical cannabis program and the marijuana laws within the state.

  • Decriminalized and Medical Program

Medical Cannabis Laws in Connecticut

Telehealth for Cannabis in Connecticut

Telehealth is legal for medical cannabis consultations in Connecticut. You can see a compassionate and friendly medical marijuana physician online with Leafwell today.

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Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis Patients in Connecticut

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Autism
  • Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy – inc. minors
  • Chronic Debilitating Migraine
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain Associated with Degenerative Spinal Disorders
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Type 1 and Type II
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF) – inc. minors
  • Epilepsy – inc. minors
  • Glaucoma
  • Hydrocephalus with Intractable Headache
  • Intractable Headache Syndromes
  • Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity – inc. minors
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD) – inc. minors
  • Neuropathic Facial Pain
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta – inc. minors
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis – Severe
  • Spasticity or Neuropathic Pain Associated with Fibromyalgia
  • Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder – inc. minors
  • Terminal Illness Requiring End-Of-Life Care – inc. minors

Medical Marijuana for Minors in Connecticut

You must be aged 18 years-old or over in order to get a medical marijuana card for yourself in Connecticut. Those under this age must have a caregiver. Caregivers must:

Cannabis Possession Limits in Connecticut

For medical card holders = Up to 1 month’s supply, amount determined by physician.

Cannabis Cultivation Laws in Connecticut

It is illegal to grow cannabis in Connecticut.

Medical Cannabis Qualification and Gun Laws

It is not legal to possess a firearm and a medical marijuana card in Connecticut at the same time.

Medical Marijuana and Employment Laws

In Noffsinger v. SSC Niantic Operating Co., LLC, a Connecticut federal court held that a federal contractor could not enforce its zero-tolerance drug policy against a medical marijuana user.

Medical Marijuana and Construction

Local Cannabis Laws in Connecticut

Towns and cities like Fairfield, CT and Shelton, CT have applied moratoriums for cannabis-based businesses. New Canaan, Westport, Ansonia, Ridgefield, Trumbull, West Hartford and Madison have also applied moratoriums, but some municipalities may have lifted their restrictions somewhat.