Updated on January 7, 2019. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
House Bill 5389 was signed by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, on May 31, 2012, effectively allowing a qualifying patient to register with the Department of Consumer Protection, prior to engaging in the palliative use of marijuana, thereby protecting the patient from arrest or prosecution, or being penalized in any manner, or denied any right or privilege.
The maximum amount allowed by Connecticut for patients per month is 2.5 ounces — unless otherwise directed by the evaluating physician.
A qualifying Connecticut 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. Additionally, a qualifying patient is not permitted to be an inmate confined in a correctional institution or facility under the supervision of the Connecticut Department of Corrections.
Patients in Connecticut diagnosed with one of the following severe, debilitating, or life-threatening medical conditions, are afforded legal protection under the Connecticut Medical Marijuana law, as per House Bill 5389.
For patients under the age of 18 years, the following conditions will effectively qualify:
To Qualify for Connecticut’s Medical Marijuana Program:
Registration Certificate expires one (1) year from the physician’s certification date.