Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Connecticut Medical Marijuana Laws

Connecticut — The Connecticut Legislature passed and Gov. Dannel Malloy signed HB 5389 in 2012. The law is available at Conn. Gen. Stat. § 21a-408 to 21a-408o. The effective date for part of the law — including for patients’ temporary registry ID cards — was October 1, 2012. The Department of Consumer Protection regulations are available at Sec. 21a-408-1 to 21a-408-70 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.

Qualifying for the Program: To qualify for an ID card, a patient is required to have a qualifying condition and a physician's written certification stating that the potential benefits of the palliative use of marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks. 

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