Connecticut has decriminalized cannabis and legalized medical marijuana. On June 1, 2012, Connecticut rolled out a medical marijuana program for patients over the age of 18 with qualifying conditions. Patients are allowed to posses a “one-month supply”, are not allowed to cultivate at home, and can purchase their medical cannabis from state-licensed dispensaries. Patients may also assign a caregiver to possess and obtain their medical cannabis for them.

Qualifying Conditions:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Intractable spasticity
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-surgical back pain with a condition called chronic radiculopathy
  • Post laminectomy syndrome
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Other medical conditions may be approved by the Department of Consumer Protection


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