Is marijuana legal in Connecticut?

Not at this time. Small possession has been decriminalized since 2011, and medical marijuana was legalized in 2012. The current legislative push for legalization is Governor’s Bill 16, introduced in February of 2020, and if passed, the state could see adult-use cannabis soon enough.

How do I qualify for a medical cannabis license in Connecticut?

Patients must become qualified by a Connecticut-licensed physician who recommends medical cannabis to treat one or more state-approved qualifying conditions. Please visit PotGuide’s Connecticut legal page for an in-depth breakdown on accepted qualifying conditions.

Where can I consume medical marijuana in Connecticut?

Registered medical marijuana patients are allowed to consume cannabis in their own homes on private property. It is illegal to consume medical marijuana in any public place in Connecticut.

For more information, visit the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP).

Can I petition to have my medical condition included on the list of qualifying conditions?

Yes, you can petition the Commissioner of Consumer Protection via its Board of Physicians. Visit the DCP website to learn more about the petition process.

Do I need to be 18 years old to obtain my medical marijuana card in Connecticut?

No, patients under the age of 18 are allowed to qualify through one of the approved medical conditions listed above. For more information on how to obtain a license under 18 years old, visit here.

Where can I buy medical marijuana in Connecticut?

Patients must purchase their cannabis through a state licensed dispensary.

How much medical marijuana can I purchase?

Qualified patients can possess up to 2.5 ounces per month. However, a physician can recommend a lower dosage that the DCP must approve.

Can a license holder grow their own medical marijuana?

No, only state-approved cultivators can grow cannabis for medical use in Connecticut. All home-based cultivation is prohibited.

What kind of medical cannabis products can I buy in Connecticut?

Qualified patients can purchase flower, edibles (including baked goods), concentrates and transdermal products from their designated dispensary.

Can I become a caregiver?

Yes, patients can designate caregivers if a physician approves. To qualify as a caregiver, you must be:

Connecticut Caregiver Requirements:

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Agree to undertake the responsibility of managing a patient
  • Have no prior controlled substance convictions
  • Not be the qualifying patient’s physician

If the qualifying patient lacks legal capacity, you must be the patient’s parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of the patient.

How many caregivers can a patient have?

Patients are allowed to have one caregiver at any time. Patients can change their caregiver through the DCP once a year if needed.

I am from out of state, will Connecticut honor my medical marijuana card?

No, there is no medical marijuana reciprocity in Connecticut, The state only serves qualified Connecticut cardholders at this time.

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