CONNECTICUT

Medical (2012)

Current Status

Recreational marijuana use is still illegal but it has been decriminalized. In other words, no prison time or criminal record for first-time possession of small amounts. For example, if you are over 21 and caught with less than ½ ounce, you will receive a civil penalty just like a traffic violation.

In 2016, three additional dispensaries were licensed, six new conditions were added to the program and the legislature passed HB 5450.


Medical Marijuana

Cannabis Grow Limit:
Home cultivation is not permitted.

Cannabis Possession Limit:
The combined amount of marijuana possessed by the qualifying patient and the primary caregiver for palliative use does not exceed an amount of usable marijuana reasonably necessary to ensure uninterrupted availability for a period of 1 month.

Cultivation

The state is not currently accepting applications for new businesses.

Manufacturing/Processing

The state is not currently accepting applications for new businesses.

Testing

The state is not currently accepting applications for new businesses.

Distribution/Dispensaries

Currently there are 9 dispensaries in Connecticut.

The state is not currently accepting applications for new businesses.

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Connecticut became the 17th state to legalize medical marijuana on June 1, 2012.

Important Cannabis Laws

HB 5389 (20120) : An Act Concerning the Palliative Use of Marijuana, which provides registered patients with protection from arrest when using or possessing up to a one-month supply of medical cannabis in accordance with the law and allows them to designate caregivers to assist them.

HB 5450 (2016) : allows minors to qualify for the medical cannabis program under some restrictions, creates protections for nurses to administer medical cannabis in health care facilities, and allows dispensaries to provide medical cannabis to medical facilities serving registered medical cannabis patients.