Medical Cannabis Laws in Connecticut
- 2012 – Medicinal Marijuana Legalization Measure (or ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE PALLIATIVE USE OF MARIJUANA’)
– Governor Malloy signs into law a medical marijuana program for Connecticut, following a 21–13 vote in the Senate
– The regulations establish a defined process for a qualifying patient and primary caregiver to register for a Connecticut Medical Marijuana Registration Certificate and setup both dispensaries and producers 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.
Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis Patients in Connecticut
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease
- Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
- 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
- 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:
- Be 18 years old or older;
- Agree to undertake responsibility for managing the well-being of the qualifying patient with respect to the palliative use of marijuana;
- Have not been convicted of a violation of any law pertaining to the illegal manufacture, sale or distribution of a controlled substance – all primary caregivers must register with the Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program and must pass a criminal background check before they will be issued an identification card; and
- Not be the qualifying patient’s physician. In addition, if the qualifying patient lacks legal capacity, you must be the patient’s parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of the patient.
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.