Frequently Asked Questions
- Be a legal resident of Connecticut
- Have at least one of the 40 qualifying medical conditions (listed below)
- Provide us with medical records that state your qualifying medical condition, please note some medical conditions do not require prior medical records
Patients who are currently receiving medical treatment for a debilitating medical condition set in the state of Connecticut may qualify for a registration certificate: Cancer, Glaucoma, Positive Status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Parkinson’s 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, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sickle Cell Disease, Post Laminectomy Syndrome with Chronic Radiculopathy, Severe Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Ulcerative Colitis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Type 1 and Type II, Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity, Terminal Illness Requiring End-Of-Life Care, Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder, Spasticity or Neuropathic Pain Associated with Fibromyalgia, Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis, Post Herpetic Neuralgia, Hydrocephalus with Intractable Headache, Intractable Headache Syndromes, Neuropathic Facial Pain, Muscular Dystrophy, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Chronic Neuropathic Pain Associated with Degenerative Spinal Disorders, Interstitial Cystitis, MALS Syndrome (Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome), Vulvodynia and Vulvar Burning, Intractable Neuropathic Pain that Is Unresponsive to Standard Medical Treatments, Tourette Syndrome, Chronic Pain of at least 6 months duration associated with a specified underlying chronic condition refractory to other treatment intervention, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Associated with Chronic Pain, Chronic Pancreatitis, Movement disorders associated with Huntington Disease.
Once the physician completes your certification, you will need to take additional steps of the registration process with the CT Department of Consumer Protection. Create a DAS Business Network Account so you can access the online registration system. Go to https://biznet.ct.gov/AccountMaint/Login.aspx and click the “Log In/Out” button in the top left corner. Log in to your account with the email address you supplied to your physician, verify that the information submitted is accurate and answer a series of certification questions.
- You need to submit the following to the DCP:
- Proof of Identity
- Proof of Connecticut residency
- $100.00 registration fee
You will be able to upload these documents and pay the fee when you submit your registration application online.
The final decision for the issuance of the Medical Cannabis registration certificate (card) will rest with DCP. If issued, the card will expire one year from the date of the physician certification
In large part, the renewal process will be similar to the process that you went through for your original registration – seeing the physician for the reevaluation and recertification appointment, registering with the state, receiving your new card through email to gain access to Medical Cannabis. When you log into the system, however, you will notice that many of the fields are already filled in for you. If any information has changed from the previous year (e.g., you or your caregiver has a different address), you must notify the REN Health physician of such change not later than at the time of your renewal appointment.
At the current time no insurance companies cover Medical Marijuana related costs.
The maximum allowable monthly amount is 3.5 ounces unless your physician indicates a lesser
amount is appropriate. Any changes to the allowable amount will be based on advice from the DCP.
Connecticut law prohibits the use of Medical Cannabis:
- in a bus, school bus or any moving vehicle
- in the workplace
- on any school grounds or any public or private school, dormitory, college or university
- in any public place
- in the presence of anyone under the age of 18
- if it in any way endangers the health or well-being of another person, other than the patient or caregiver
No, Connecticut law prohibits it.
No, Connecticut law prohibits it.
No. An employer, however, may prohibit the use of intoxicating substances during work hours or discipline an employee for being intoxicated while at work.
If there has been a change in your name, address, telephone number, physician, or primary caregiver you need to complete and send this form the DCP Medical Marijuana Program within five (5) business days. Failure to do so may result in revocation or suspension of your registration certificate. If you have lost your registry card, you need to submit this form along with a $10 administrative fee to the DCP, Attention Medical Marijuana Program within five (5) business days, in order to receive a new card.
If there is a change in status of your debilitating medical condition and such change may affect your continued eligibility to use Medical Cannabis, you must notify the physician who certified you within five (5) business days of such change pursuant to CT law and regulations.
If you believe you need a primary caregiver, please notify the physician at the time of your certification appointment, so that the physician can evaluate and certify the need for a caregiver, when appropriate. The Department of Consumer Protection will not register a primary caregiver for a patient unless the need for the caregiver is documented by the patient’s physician in his or her written certification to the Department.
To be qualified as a patient’s primary caregiver, you 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 Cannabis
- Have not been convicted of a violation of any law pertaining to the illegal manufacture, sale or distribution of a controlled substance
- 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.
Once the physician certifies for the DCP that a qualifying patient is in need of a primary
caregiver, the patient can choose who will be their caregiver so long as the caregiver meets the
standards discussed above. In fact, no one will be permitted to apply for a primary caregiver
registration until a qualifying patient has identified the person as their caregiver, thereby
initiating the caregiver registration process.
No, the DCP will only register a single caregiver on behalf of a patient.
Yes, you need to complete this form and send it to DCP to be able to change your caregiver.
Please note, this can be done once a year at the time of your card renewal.
Medical Marijuana patients in Connecticut are to obtain their Medical Marijuana from registered dispensaries: Connecticut Medical Marijuana dispensary facilities
Yes, there are no limitations, you can go to any licensed dispensary in the state.
Beginning on July 1, 2021, a dispensary may deliver Medical Cannabis to a patient using their own employees until 30 days after the first 5 delivery service licensees have commenced public
To be added as a qualifying condition, such recommendations will need to be approved by the CT DCP and implemented by the adoption of a regulation. The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection’s regulations on Medical Marijuana have set out a process by which members of the public can petition the CT Board of Physicians to recommend additional medical conditions, medical treatment or diseases to the list of conditions that qualify for the palliative use of marijuana.
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