Medicinal marijuana as an alternative treatment for various medical ailments has grown in popularity. If you are considering getting a medical marijuana card in CT, you are at the right place. This blog will lead you through the process of obtaining a medical marijuana card in CT.

1. Determine Eligibility:

A patient may only register for a medical marijuana certificate if he or she is a CT resident being treated for a debilitating medical condition by a Connecticut-licensed physician, APRN, or PA. Click here for more information and a list of qualifying conditions recognized by CT. The qualifying patient must be a CT resident and cannot be an inmate confined to a correctional institution or facility under the supervision of the CT Department of Corrections.

2. Obtain Medical Records:

You must provide medical records that document your qualifying diagnosis. Usually, a letter from your primary care provider or therapist is sufficient. MRI or CT Scan results may also be used.

3. Locate a Certified Medical Professional:

You must be certified by a licensed medical provider (MD, APRN, PA) to use medical marijuana in CT. Not all providers are qualified to certify you for medical marijuana.

4. Your Appointment:

During your appointment, your provider will consider your medical history, discuss your condition as well as CT’s medical marijuana program, and then determine if medical marijuana is a good treatment option for you. If so, they will then register you in the State of Ct medical marijuana database. Please note there is a fee for a provider to certify you for medical marijuana, however as of July 1, 2023 the state fee of $100 has been eliminated.

5. The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection:

Once certified, you will receive an email from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) stating your provider has certified you for medical marijuana and you will be provided a link in which you must upload proof of CT residency and photo ID.

6. Await Approval:

After your submission, the DCP will review your application. The approval process is quick (often you will receive your card same-day for renewals and within 72 hours for new patients), but in rare cases, may take up to 30 days. Once your application is approved, you will receive your card via your email.

7. Visit a Dispensary:

Once you receive your card, you may legally purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary in CT. You can find multiple medical dispensaries in the state where a pharmacist will help you choose the best products and strains specific to your condition.

8. Follow the Law:

Following the law is a must to maintain the validity of your card. You cannot sell or share your medical marijuana. It is illegal to consume marijuana and drive; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of cannabis carries the same consequences as driving under the influence of alcohol or any other drug. Employers have the right to prohibit workers from being impaired while on the premises.


There are a few simple steps to obtain a medical marijuana card in CT. We would be happy to assist you in this process. Please call or email us with any questions or if you need assistance in obtaining a medical marijuana card CT.

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