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Medical Marijuana in Connecticut

Frequently asked questions about medical cannabis in Connecticut:

  • How do I get a medical marijuana card in Connecticut?

    To obtain a medical marijuana card in the state of Connecticut, your physician must begin the process of registering you in the Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program by certifying for the Department of Consumer Protection that you have a qualifying medical condition. Both qualifying patients and caregivers must be at least 18 years of age. Once you have applied and been approved, you may use your medical marijuana card at dispensaries of your choosing.

  • Where can I find a doctor for a medical marijuana recommendation in Connecticut?

    To find a doctor within your community, please enter your location in the search field above.

  • What is needed to submit an application for a Connecticut medical marijuana card?

    Once your doctor has provided certification to the Department of Consumer Protection stating that you have a qualifying medical condition and will benefit from using medical marijuana, the DCP will contact you to complete the registration. You will be asked to submit the following:

    • Proof of identity
    • Proof of Connecticut residency
    • Current passport size photograph
    • $25.00 registration fee (checks/money orders should be made out to “Treasurer, State of CT”)
  • Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Connecticut?

    Patients with a valid Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program card and photo identification can purchase marijuana at local dispensaries of their choosing. Please enter your location in the search field above to find trusted, legal medical marijuana businesses in your area.

Recreational Marijuana in Connecticut

Currently, recreational marijuana is still illegal in the state of Connecticut. However, two Connecticut bills introduced in January and February, HB 6703 and HB 6473, propose that people 21 and older will be allowed to use recreational marijuana if they pass.These bills also go on to say that the state will regulate the drug’s sale, possession, use and growth of recreational marijuana.

Frequently asked questions about recreational cannabis in Connecticut:

  • How old do I have to be to purchase recreational marijuana in Connecticut?

    Currently, the state of Connecticut does not condone the use of recreational marijuana for citizens of any age. However, if recent bills pass in upcoming elections, people 21 and older will be able to possess small amounts of recreational marijuana.

  • Where can I purchase recreational marijuana in Connecticut?

    As of right now, no where. If/when recreational marijuana does become legal, the state will have the authority to tax, license, and regulate all recreational marijuana in the state of Connecticut and you will be able to purchase recreational marijuana at a local retail shop.

  • Where can I consume recreational marijuana?

    Legally, you cannot consume recreational marijuana anywhere in the state of Connecticut. Only patients with a valid Connecticut medical marijuana card are allowed to possess and consume their medicine in private places only. Marijuana cannot be consumed in public places such as parks, public transportation, federal land, etc.

  • How much recreational marijuana can I have in Connecticut?

    Connecticut residents are currently not allowed to possess any amount of recreational marijuana.