It is our mission to advocate for medical marijuana patients and to assist prospective applicants in navigating the registration process in their respective states. We offer our services to residents of multiple states applying for medical marijuana programs, including Connecticut residents. Our licensed physicians are qualified to certify patients throughout the state, including residents of Hartford, New Haven, and Milford.
Connecticut has authorized the use of telemedicine to certify patients for medical marijuana cards. At the Sanctuary, our staff members are available to schedule a virtual appointment for you with one of our doctors. You do not need to have a prior doctor's evaluation to meet with our licensed physicians.
During your appointment, your doctor will evaluate your condition and determine if you meet the state’s requirements for medical marijuana use. If your physician believes you would benefit from marijuana use, they will submit a certificate to the Connecticut DCP as soon as possible. Once your information is in the system, you can continue the application process on the DCP website.
Simply call us at (959) 245-1716 to arrange a virtual meeting with a physician.
getting your Connecticut medical marijuana card
Our friendly staff will arrange your appointment and explain the steps you need to take to obtain a medical marijuana card in Connecticut.
Your appointment will take about 15 minutes. During your evaluation, your doctor will examine your condition and issue a certificate to the DCP to notify the agency that you are approved for the program. Make sure to provide a valid email address!
After receiving your certification, the DCP will send you an email with additional application instructions. You will need to complete your application online by submitting proof of Connecticut residency (such as a utility bill or rent statement), uploading a copy of your government-issued ID, and pay a $100 fee.
If the DCP approves your application, you will receive a temporary medical marijuana card via email within 48 hours. Your actual card will arrive via email within a few weeks. With these cards, you can visit any licensed dispensary to purchase medical marijuana.
Medical marijuana has been legal in Connecticut since 2012 with the passage of House Bill 5389. This law established the state’s medical cannabis program and rules for patients, dispensaries, and physicians. The first dispensary in the state opened in 2014 in South Windsor. Connecticut has decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana since 2011, after then-Governor Dannel Malloy signed Senate Bill 1014.
Connecticut has a strong and comprehensive medical marijuana program when compared with other states. While some states have strict medical cannabis laws that only allow people with a handful of conditions to seek this treatment, Connecticut has one of the longest lists of qualifying conditions among places where recreational use is illegal. Many medical conditions qualify for cannabis use, including degenerative spinal disorders, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis.
The Connecticut medical marijuana application process is relatively simple and straightforward, involving a few simple steps. The most challenging part of the process is obtaining a physician’s certification, which you can receive with the Sanctuary’s assistance. We connect qualified Connecticut residents with physicians who can help them receive the treatment they need. If you are a primary caregiver of a qualifying patient, the Sanctuary can also guide you through the process of obtaining a registration certificate.Call (959) 245-1716 with any questions and to schedule your evaluation
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