Connecticut (CT) Medical Marijuana Laws

Public Act 12-55 (An Act Concerning the Palliative Use) was signed into law by the governor on June 1, 2012. Patients with a qualifying “debilitating medical condition” who have obtained written certification from a physician may possess a one-month supply of cannabis (exact amount to be determined), but may not cultivate the plant. Medical marijuana patients must register with Connecticut’s Department of Consumer Protection (DCP).

  • Illnesses: cancer; glaucoma; positive status for HIV/AIDS; 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; PTSD; or any other medical condition, medical treatment or disease approved by the DCP.
  • Possession: One-month supply (exact amount to be determined)
  • Cultivation: Personal cultivation of cannabis prohibited
  • Dispensaries: No more than 10 state-licensed dispensaries to operate throughout Connecticut
  • Caregivers: Patients’ primary caregivers may possess up to a one-month supply (or a combined one-month supply between patient and caregiver); caregivers have same legal protection from state prosecution as patients
  • Statute: An Act Concerning the Palliative Use of Marijuana (PDF)