Connecticut patients may qualify for a medical marijuana registration certificate (card) for the palliative use of medical marijuana if they meet the following requirements:

1. must Have at least one of the following debilitating MEDICAL CONDITIONS:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Positive Status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Cachexia
  • Wasting Syndrome
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome with Chronic Radiculopathy
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome with Persisting Pain, including Failed Surgery of the Cervical Spine (neck), Thoracic Spine (midback), and Lumbar Spine (lower back)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Causalgia)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • Severe Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Damage to the Nervous Tissue of the Spinal Cord with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity (Spinal Cord Injury with Intractable Spasticity)

New Debilitating Medical Conditions - Effective October 1, 2016:

  • Terminal Illness Requiring End-Of-Life Care
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity
  • Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder

2. provide medical records that state your qualifying medical condition, click here to learn more.

3. meet the following requirements:

  • be a legal Connecticut resident 18 years of age or older
  • provide the physician with a valid e-mail address and a primary telephone number * 

*This should be an email address and a phone number that you are comfortable using in connection with your medical marijuana registration and treatment, as both the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) and REN Health will use them to communicate with you.

Note: If you are unsure whether you need a certification appointment, REN Health also provides medical marijuana physician consultations where you can:

  • determine if medical marijuana is the right choice for you or for your loved ones, even if you or they reside in another state or country
  • determine how medical marijuana can help alleviate your symptoms and improve or heal your conditions
  • learn about therapeutic effects of various constituents of the Cannabis plant, including Cannabinoids, Terpenes, Flavonoids (over 800 constituents have been already discovered)
  • understand the main differences between cannabis strains (over 1,000 strains have been cultivated to date)
  • discuss any related questions you might have about medical marijuana, including the benefits and risks of its use, guidance with dosing and routes of administration, potential interactions with foods, herbs, and medications you take at present (cannabis interacts with over 400 medications).

for details of THE patient registration process with DCP required for the issuance of your MEDICAL MARIJUANA REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE, please click below.