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  • A medical card can save you money on every marijuana purchase.
  • See a healthcare provider on your schedule.
  • Pay only $149 for your appointment — and get your money back if not approved!

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How to Get a Connecticut Medical Marijuana Card Online

  1. 1

    Register online with Leafwell

    Book a medical marijuana consultation and undergo an evaluation with a CT-licensed physician. It’s quick and easy! Plus all of your data and medical records are secure on our state-of-the-art telemedicine platform.

  2. 2

    Discuss Medical Marijuana with your Doctor

    You can speak about medical cannabis in relation to your healthcare needs.

    This consultation fee is $149 for an examination, subject to change.

  3. 3

    Receive Your Certificate From Leafwell and Complete Your Application

    In order to complete the application, you’ll need to create a DAS Business Network Account to access the online certification system. See the Connecticut Patient Registration Process reference card here.

  4. 4

    Get your Card with the State of Connecticut

    Once approved, a temporary certificate will be emailed to you by the state. Temporary certificates are valid for up to 60 days.

    A physical copy of your card is usually sent to the address given on your application form in between 7 and 31 days, depending on the backlog.

Benefits of Having a Medical Card in Connecticut

The law in Connecticut permits medical patients to possess, transport, and consume one month’s supply of cannabis. This is extremely ambiguous at first glance and could be different for every cardholder.

A “one month’s supply” is determined by the physician’s recommendations from your initial appointment and according to your condition. The maximum allowable monthly amount is five ounces unless your physician indicates a lesser amount is appropriate. In contrast, recreational users may possess no more than 1.5 ounces of flower at a time.

Individuals in the Connecticut medical marijuana program also benefit from tax exemptions, paying only 6.35% in tax compared to the 20% tax levied on adult-use sales. The exact tax rates vary according to different municipalities.

Medical users can also cultivate up to six cannabis plants at a time, with three plants maximum at full maturity. Recreational users cannot yet cultivate, though the law will allow for adult-use cultivation in July 2023.

Eligibility Requirements

Only a Connecticut resident may apply for the state’s medical marijuana program. Patients must be aged 18 or over to qualify for a medical marijuana card in Connecticut or have a caregiver who can access cannabis if the patient is a minor or adult who cannot buy or grow for themselves. Connecticut medical marijuana caregivers must be aged 21 or over.

Those who are prison inmates or under the supervision of the Connecticut Department of Corrections are not eligible for a CT medical marijuana card, regardless of their medical condition.

Can Minors Get a Medical Card in Connecticut?

Minor patients must meet with or have telemedicine appointments with two physicians: one, the patient’s primary doctor, and the other, a board-certified specialist in the treatment field for the patient’s qualifying condition. Leafwell can act as the second provider for minors in Connecticut.

One of these physicians will submit a medical marijuana certification to the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP). At the same time, the other must provide the parent or guardian caregiver with a letter confirming that medical cannabis use is in the patient’s best interest. The minor patient’s caregiver will then apply for an MMJ card on behalf of the patient.


Some patients may be eligible for an MMJ Card but unable to apply for one themselves. For example, should a patient be younger than 18 or otherwise require assistance accessing medical cannabis, they can assign a caregiver to complete the process on their behalf.

Underage patients are required to designate a caregiver who must be aged 18 or over. Caregivers must manage the patient’s well-being, have no conviction relating to violating any law regarding the illegal manufacture, sale, or distribution of a controlled substance, and must not be the patient’s doctor.

Patients or the physician must identify the caregiver on the application form. The caregiver must register with the state’s online application form, provide a passport-sized photograph, valid ID, proof of address, valid email address, and telephone number, and undergo a criminal background check.

Medical Conditions

In Connecticut, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana recommendation:

For patients under the age of 18 years, the following conditions will effectively qualify:

• Cerebral Palsy
• Chronic Pancreatitis for Patients whose Pain is Unresponsive to Standard Medical Treatments
• Cystic Fibrosis
• Intractable Neuropathic Pain that is Unresponsive to Standard Medical Treatments
• Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity
• Muscular Dystrophy
• Osteogenesis Imperfecta
• Severe Epilepsy
• Terminal Illness Requiring End-of-Life Care
• Tourette Syndrome for Patients who have Failed Standard Medical Treatment
• Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder

What You’ll Need to Apply

To apply for your MMJ Card in Connecticut, you must show your signed certificate — which provides proof of your condition — and identification documents. Gather together the following:

  • Photo ID, such as a Connecticut driver’s license, state ID, or passport
  • Proof of state residence, such as a bank statement, utility bill, or rental agreement
  • Medical records to provide Leafwell practitioners with a comprehensive understanding of your medical history


The consultation with one of the Connecticut Registered Practitioners via Leafwell’s HIPAA-compliant online telehealth consultation service is a one-off fee of $149. However, you will only be charged if you qualify for an MMJ Card and our practitioner does not sign your certificate.

The law explicitly does not require health insurers to cover medical marijuana.

Medical Marijuana Reciprocity

Connecticut does not recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards. However, other states may recognize Connecticut resident cardholders. These states include:

  • Alaska ^
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas *
  • California ^
  • Colorado ^
  • Hawaii *
  • Illinois ^
  • Maine
  • Maryland ^ (as of July 2023)
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan (qualifying state must also have reciprocity with Michigan)
  • Missouri ^
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey *
  • New Mexico * (recreational cannabis is legal in NM)
  • New York ^
  • Oklahoma *
  • Oregon ^
  • Pennsylvania (minors only)
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. Virgin Islands *
  • Utah (max. 45 days, after which the patient must apply for a Utah MMJ card)
  • Vermont ^
  • Virginia ^
  • Washington ^
  • Washington D.C.

States marked with * require visitors to complete a visiting patient application for the duration of their stay.

States marked with ^ have adult use programs but do not accept out-of-state cards.

Where to Buy Medical Marijuana in CT

In Connecticut, the only way to purchase medicinal marijuana products is via a legally-licensed dispensary or pharmacy or another legally designated space to buy medicinal cannabis. Only those with a legal license to sell cannabis can do so.


Medical marijuana patients can legally grow their own cannabis. Individuals can grow up to three mature and three immature cannabis plants in their own homes, with a maximum of 12 plants per household (the equivalent of two medical marijuana patients).

Connecticut Medical Marijuana Laws to Know

Note that holding a medical marijuana card involves restrictions about where you can consume marijuana in Connecticut. The law prohibits ingesting marijuana while:

  • In any moving vehicle
  • In the workplace
  • On any school, college, or university grounds or property
  • In any public place
  • In the presence of anyone under 18

We recommend you consume medical marijuana products only in your own home.

Connecticut law also prohibits any use of palliative marijuana that endangers the health or well-being of another person other than the patient or primary caregiver. Selling any amount of marijuana without the appropriate medical marijuana license remains a felony and carries a minimum sentence of seven years in jail and a $25,000 fine.

The law also protects the rights of MMJ cardholders:

  • A landlord cannot refuse to rent to someone or take action against a tenant solely because the tenant is qualified to use medical marijuana.
  • A school cannot refuse to enroll someone solely because the person is qualified to use medical marijuana.
  • An employer cannot decide not to hire someone or fire or otherwise penalize or threaten a person solely because they are qualified to use medical marijuana. But an employer may prohibit the use of intoxicating substances during work hours and is legally allowed to discipline an employee for being intoxicated while at work.
  • Employers cannot discipline or pursue action against an employee for out-of-work cannabis use.
  • The odor of cannabis is no longer a valid reason for a police stop-and-search.
  • Suspected possession or possession of up to five ounces cannot be used as a basis to stop or search.
  • Individuals can petition for the erasure of prior convictions for possession, drug paraphernalia, and sale and manufacture of four or fewer ounces or six or fewer plants. If the petition is in order, it must be granted. No fee may be charged.

Apply for a medical marijuana card to start purchasing products from licensed cannabis dispensaries in Connecticut. Connect with a physician at Leafwell today to get started.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Connecticut Medical Marijuana certificate and card cost?

An online consultation with a Leafwell healthcare provider for a Connecticut medical marijuana card costs $99 for new patients and renewals.

The consultation fee includes a 1-year certification, and you’ll only be charged if approved. Plus, now you can sign up with a friend and each save 10% on your consultation with Leafwell.

Patients will need to complete their state application with the Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program before being issued their digital card.

What medical conditions qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Connecticut?

In Connecticut, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana certificate and card:

For Adults:

For Patients Under 18:

What do I need to know about applying for my Medical Cannabis Card in Connecticut online?

There are three simple steps to seeing a Leafwell provider in Connecticut to obtain your medical marijuana card:

  1. Create a Leafwell account using a valid email address and choose a password. You’ll then be asked to complete a brief questionnaire of personal and health information and to either take or upload a photograph of identification (Leafwell is required by law to verify your identity). You will need a smartphone, computer, or tablet with a reliable internet connection and a working camera to be seen by a Leafwell provider.
  2. Next, you will be taken to the virtual waiting room where you’ll be connected with a Leafwell provider for a video chat (i.e., a virtual doctor’s visit). (You will receive a text message to your cell phone when the provider is ready to see you.) During the video chat, the provider will assess your health situation to determine if you qualify for a medical marijuana certification.
  3. If you are approved for a medical marijuana card, the provider will submit your details to the state website. After that, you can complete the state application and receive your digital medical marijuana card via email within 30 days.
How old do I have to be to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Connecticut?

You must be at least 18 years of age in order to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Connecticut. Caregivers must also be 18 years of age.

Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Connecticut?

Yes, medical marijuana patients in Connecticut can have a caregiver.

Caregiver Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • All primary caregivers must register with the Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program and pass a criminal background check before being issued a registration certificate.
  • No prior convictions of a violation of any law pertaining to the illegal manufacture, sale, or distribution of a controlled substance.
  • The caregiver cannot be the qualifying patient’s physician.
  • If the qualifying patient lacks legal capacity, they must be the patient’s parent, guardian, or other person having legal custody of the patient.
    Patients can only register one caregiver. There is an exception for caregivers who have a parental, guardianship, conservatorship, or sibling relationship with each qualifying patient for whom they register as the primary caregiver.

To apply as a caregiver, follow this process:

  1. The caregiver must create an account with the DAS Business Network to access the online certification system.
  2. Caregiver must provide a passport-sized photograph or valid ID, proof of address, valid email address, and telephone number and undergo a criminal background check.

    If mailing documents, please send to:
    Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
    Medical Marijuana Program
    165 Capitol Ave,
    MS# 88MMP
    Hartford, CT 06106-1630

  3. Caregivers must read and affirm each certification statement on the webpage by selecting “Yes”.

State Resources:

How do I apply for the state program in Connecticut?

Before you start, have these supporting documents ready:

  • One of the following forms of identity documentation
    • Proof of Identity
    • Proof of Residency
    • Photo ID

Getting Your Connecticut Medical Marijuana Card

  1. Create an account with the DAS Business Network to access the online certification system. Use the following link to register for a free account: https://www.biznet.ct.gov/dcp-mmrp
  2. After completing this one-time registration process, you will receive an email to verify your account. Click on the link in the email to verify.
  3. Log in using the e-mail address and password you established during step 1. Once in, follow these steps:
    1. Select the “I am a Patient” option and the system will prompt you to provide identifying information:
      1. Date of Birth
      2. E-mail Address
    2. Review the information provided on the Patient Information webpage to ensure your information is correct.
    3. Enter the caregiver information at this time if applicable to you
  4. Select and either mail or upload one (1) of the following:
    1. Proof of Identity
    2. Proof of Residency
    3. Photo
  5. You must read and affirm each statement by selecting “Yes”.
  6. There is no mailed physical card.  The state emails a certification within 30 days that will need to be printed, as it contains a cut-out card that can be used to shop.
    1. Tip: The state email is generated from: dcp.mmp@ct.gov.  If you are having difficulty locating the email, check your SPAM and try searching for “DCP”.   
  7. Once you have your registry ID card, you can purchase products from a licensed medical cannabis pharmacy. To purchase, you’ll need your medical cannabis card and a valid form of photo ID.

Please note: In addition to Leafwell, dispensing locations can assist with the state side of the application process. Click here for more information.