Connecticut legalized medical marijuana on May 31, 2012, making it easier for people suffering from qualifying medical conditions to obtain medical marijuana. To be eligible, you must be a state resident and be at least 18 years old to get a Medical Card. The minimum age requirement for the recreational use of marijuana is 21 years old.
Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with an objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity.
To get a medical card, patients must obtain a written certification from a qualifying physician and register with the Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program (CMMP)
The application process can take several weeks, and the state charges $100 for a medical card.
With a medical card, patients can purchase up to 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana per month and travel with their medication within the state.
A: Medical marijuana is a plant-based medicine that can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions.
A: Qualifying medical conditions in Connecticut include cancer, Crohn's disease, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, PTSD, severe chronic pain, spasticity, terminal illness, and other conditions.
A: Patients who have been diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition, that are residents of the state and are at least 18 years old or older.
A: The healthcare provider consultation takes 15-30 minutes and the application process can take several weeks, as patients must obtain a written certification from a qualifying physician and register with the Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program.
A: The evaluation cost can range from $100-$300. The state charges a $100 fee.
A: Patients can purchase up to 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana monthly.
A: Patients can travel throughout the state with their medication, but transportation of marijuana across state lines is illegal.