Apply for a Connecticut Medical Marijuana Card

Talk to a licensed Connecticut medical marijuana doctor and get approved or your money back!

Getting started only takes a few minutes. Simply sign up, answer a few questions, and schedule your appointment. Everything should be this easy.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in CT

1BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in CT through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. You will need medical records and the doctor(s) can approve any qualifying condition.

2CONSULT WITH A MMJ DOCTOR

Consult with a doctor for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete and if you are approved, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana. Once you have this you can then apply to the state.

3GET APPROVED

Once you are approved, you’ll register with the state and submit an application. There is an additional registration fee for $100 in the state of Connecticut. The state will process your application and notify you of your approval and mail your card. Once you have your card in hand, you can begin purchasing from dispensaries. If you haven’t received your certification and it has been greater than 3 weeks, please contact CT State Medical Marijuana program directly.

In Connecticut, patients will need to re-certify their license annually by seeing a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you setup a renewal consultation.

What You Get Using Veriheal in Connecticut

Medical Cannabis Recommendation

Cannabis Consultation

Digital Cannabis Certification

New Patients & Renewals Welcome

100% Money-Back Guarantee

24/7 Customer Service

Just So You Know...

  • You can book a combo consultation with a friend or family member and you EACH get $10 off your appointment.
  • If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL.
  • Your recommendation is valid for 1 year in Connecticut and you will need to re-certify your license with another appointment when it expires.

The Status of Cannabis Legalization in Connecticut

The Marijuana Palliative Use Act passed in 2012. However, since medicinal cannabis use was made legal, the Constitution State has added several qualifying conditions and recently opened its final dispensary in Groton. With 18 licensed dispensaries available throughout Connecticut, patients and qualified caregivers can conveniently travel to a local dispensary, where edibles and flowers are available for purchase, according to The Day.  

While medicinal cannabis is legal in Connecticut, recreational use is still prohibited, but is a consideration, reports Benzinga. “In 2018, state medical spending reached $83 million, according to data from Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics,” reports the financial news source. “That figure is expected to dip to $71 million by 2024, with adult-use — if passed — reaching $265 million.”

Applying to Obtain a Medical Marijuana Card in Connecticut

The process in Connecticut to becoming a medical cannabis patient takes just 3 steps:

  1. Book an appointment
  2. Meet with a doctor who can provide a recommendation through Veriheal
  3. Complete a medical marijuana application with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. Their registration fee is $100.

Note that the physician will initiate the online registration by submitting a valid patient certificate. Afterwards, the patient will have access to the online system where you are required to complete the patient’s application section. Before submitting, make sure you create a copy of your request for your records.

Qualifying Conditions and Cost

The Connecticut State Department of Consumer Protection specifies the state’s medical cannabis registry’s list of qualifying conditions. The initial list in 2012 was limited compared to current list with the additions that have been made over the years. The conditions in 2012 were: 

The following conditions were added to the medical cannabis registry in 2016: 

The noted conditions added in 2018 were: 

By 2019, the noted conditions were also added to the list: 

Lastly, in 2020 the following conditions were added: 

Along with a noted qualifying condition, every patient who applies for a state cannabis license must be a Connecticut resident. Additionally, the qualifying patient cannot be an inmate in a facility under the supervision of the Connecticut Department of Corrections.

The cost to register for a Connecticut medical cannabis license is $100, separate from the $199 Veriheal cost. After a short evaluation with a medical cannabis physician at Veriheal, the physician will initiate the registration for the patient through the Connecticut Consumer Protection Department. Then the patient will have access to the online system where they will complete the patient’s section.

Caregivers in Connecticut

Connecticut requires caregivers to have a valid e-mail address, a primary telephone number, and a Connecticut driver’s license or state identification card. The fee for caregivers to apply for a medical cannabis card is $25. Additionally, the caregiver must be at least 18-years-old, agree to assist the qualifying patient concerning the palliative use of cannabis, cannot have been convicted of a felony, and cannot be the certified physician.

Connecticut only allows a caregiver to assist one patient at a time. The state specifies that “the only exception is having a parental, guardianship, conservatorship or sibling relationship with each qualifying patient for whom you are registering to be the primary caregiver.”

Cultivation and Possession in Connecticut

Once approved for a medical cannabis card issued by the Consumer Protection Department of Connecticut, both a patient and caregiver are allowed to hold up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis for one month after receiving their card in the mail.

There is absolutely no cultivation allowed in Connecticut, making it illegal for patients or caregivers to grow any cannabis plants for medicinal use. 

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a qualified patient, how do I go about getting a Connecticut medical marijuana card?

It’s simple. Use the form at the top of this page to begin the process, and Veriheal will begin setting you up with a physician who can evaluate your health and confirm your condition.

The cost for the medical marijuana evaluation and approval with Veriheal is $199, with a full guarantee that you will get your money back if you are not approved As for the state of Connecticut, they charge a $100 registration fee separate from Veriheal. This fee must be paid to become state-certified after approval.

No, the state does not offer any physician referrals, which is why Veriheal has set up shop in Connecticut to assist residents who wish to apply for a medical marijuana card.

No, you cannot in Connecticut. All cannabis must be purchased a certified dispensary.

Yes, the Connecticut State Consumer Protection Department specifies that chronic pain of at least 6 months duration associated with a specified underlying chronic condition refractory to other treatment intervention is a qualifying condition.

Yes. To be approved for a medical cannabis license in the state of Connecticut, an applicant must provide either a state driver’s license or identification card to prove they live at a specific address.

That depends on the state, which is why it is important to contact the state you are visiting to find out their medical cannabis rules and regulations.

Places to Visit in CT After Enjoying Your Medicine

The New England State of Connecticut is famous for a few reasons. Between romantic escapes and family fun, the region keeps visitors in awe exploring waterfalls, hiking, mountain biking, and fishing, and that’s just outside. Between the state’s largest city Bridgeport and smaller metropolis Hartford, visitors can experience some of the top restaurants and nightlife on the East Coast. Not to mention Mohegan Sun, the famous 364,000-foot casino and spa nestled in the southeastern foothills. With up to 18 medical cannabis dispensaries throughout Connecticut, patients and caregivers can add an adventure to their day when they pick up medicine almost anywhere.

New Haven

Everchanging painting, sculpture, and modern art exhibitions keep Yale University Art Gallery a must see when stopping in New Haven. When spending time in the Ivy League location, stopping by the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is a great place to sit back, relax and enjoy some of the greatest stories ever told. With New Haven dedicating up to 20 percent of its land to green space, East Rock Park and gorgeously restored Pardee Rose Gardens are sublime spots to enjoy Mother Nature. Depending on the season, visitors also flock to the region for the New Haven Summer Jazz Festival or concerts on The Green, a 16-acre urban park and nationally historic landmark in the center of the city.

Connecticut Science Center

Spending an afternoon in the nine-story museum filled with interactive exhibits and live demonstrations is a day to remember. Located on the Connecticut River in Hartford, the center even invites visitors to stay overnight for exclusive after-hours experiences and programs. Between enjoying a late snack and early breakfast, patrons enjoy up to 165 hands-on activities, interaction with exotic reptiles, and partake in eventful science activities on each floor of the museum.

Mohegan Sun

When not hanging out with Lady Luck in the casino, visitors to Mohegan Sun can eat and drink at any 45 restaurants, bars, and cafes on-site, when not being treated like royalty at the exclusive spa. The adult playground also has 23 night clubs for late-night hour fun and an 18-hole golf course for afternoon excitement. Stopping at the Uncasville area casino for the day or night is a sure win even if you don’t bet a dime.

Data Last Updated 10/17/2020

Last week we signed up

6,031 patients

for their medical cannabis cards