Connecticut Medical Marijuana Qualification
Who Qualifies for Medicinal Marijuana in Connecticut
A qualifying patient shall not be subject to arrest or prosecution, penalized in any manner, including, but not limited to, being subject to any civil penalty, or denied any right or privilege, including, but not limited to, being subject to any disciplinary action by a professional licensing board, for the palliative use of marijuana.
How To Become A Medical Marijuana Patient In Connecticut
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must be a resident in the state of Connecticut with proof of residency
- The qualifying patient has been diagnosed by a physician as having a debilitating medical condition and has obtained medical records showing the diagnosis of that condition.
- Once your physician has registered you with the DHSS as a qualifying patient, you must obtain a Medical Marijuana card from the state of Connecticut.
Connecticut Qualifying Marijuana Patient Conditions
cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, epilepsy, cachexia, wasting syndrome, Crohn’s disease or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Connecticut Medical Marijuana Physicians Board
An eight-member Board of Physicians will be established by the Department of Consumer Protection, consisting of physicians or surgeons who are board-certified in one of the following specialties: neurology, pain medicine, pain management, medical oncology, psychiatry, infectious disease, family medicine or gynecology. The board will recommend to the Department of Consumer Protection additional medical conditions, medical treatments, or diseases to be added to the list of medical conditions that qualify for the palliative use of marijuana. To be added as a qualifying condition, such recommendations will have to be approved by the Department and implemented by the adoption of a regulation.
Connecticut Medical Marijuana Access
Each qualifying patient who is issued a written certification for the palliative use of marijuana under the Connecticut medical marijuana program, and the primary caregiver of such qualifying patient, shall register with the Department of Consumer Protection. Such registration shall be effective from the date the Department of Consumer Protection issues a certificate of registration until the expiration of the written certification issued by the physician. The qualifying patient and the primary caregiver shall provide sufficient identifying information, as determined by the department, to establish the personal identity of the qualifying patient and the primary caregiver. The qualifying patient or the primary caregiver shall report any change in such information to the department not later than five business days after such change.