You don't have to book an appointment to see a doctor with NuggMD. We're available from 8am till 10pm every single day--including weekends!
As soon as you're approved, the doctor will enter your information into the state's database using the email address you provided. Shortly after, you'll receive your email to complete the state registration.
NuggMD values your time, privacy and health above all else. We strive to provide each patient with the best service possible so you can concentrate on the most important task at hand -- feeling better!
Each Connecticut NuggMD MMJ certification is valid for 1 year unless stated otherwise. When it's time to renew, your renewal evaluation will be just as quick and easy as your first visit.
We understand how busy your schedule can get. That's why we have extended hours for Connecticut patients. We're available to assist you from 8am-10pm daily, including weekends. No appointment needed.
NuggMD protects all medical and patient records under both HIPAA and Connecticut law. Even better, you'll never need to wait to see your doctor in a public waiting room.
We take credit cards from every major U.S. bank. You'll only be charged if you're approved for medical marijuana use.
In Connecticut, your doctor starts the state certification process for you using the email you provided. You'll receive an email to complete the process as soon as they've entered your data and approval.
NuggMD is absolutely obsessed with customer satisfaction. Our main goal is to improve quality of life by easing access to medical cannabis. If we can make you smile along the way--well, that's just icing on the cake!
Connecticut allows their patients to register for medical marijuana treatment completely online with Connecticut's medical marijuana registration portal. But before you start your registration process, your doctor will have to initiate it by entering your information into the state's system.
Once the doctor has completed this step, you'll get an email notifying you that you need to complete the registration process. Be sure to do this as soon as possible because you won't receive your card or be protected by the law until you finish it and are approved.
While submitting your application, you'll be asked to present the following documents:
Proof of Identity (choose from the following):
* Driver’s License from Connecticut or from another state
* A Connecticut State ID
* A firearm permit from Connecticut
* A valid US Passport
* A Card designating permanent residency
* A Certificate of U.S. Naturalization
* A Certificate of U.S. Citizenship
Proof of Connecticut residency (choose from the following):
* A bill from a utility company, doctor, or hospital
* A statement from your bank or mortgage lender
* A pay stub that includes your name and address along with that of your employer
* A recent W-2 form, tax statements, such as excise or property, or summary statements for Social Security, pensions or other retirement accounts dating from the current or previous years.
* Benefits documents for Medicare and Medicaid
* An active homeowner’s, renter’s, motor vehicle, or other insurance policy paperwork from the current or prior year of the application
* Documents regarding a current vehicle loan in the name of the applicant
* An active lease or another rental contract from the year of the applicant. The contract must include the signatures of all parties in the contract.
* First-class mail with your current address used for the application
* A Connecticut voter registration card
Finally, an applicant must pay the $100 associated registration fee.
That's it. Once the state approves your application, you'll receive your registration via email, which you can print up and use at your designated dispensary.
In Connecticut, your physician must authorize the use of a caregiver if you need one. If your doctor decides that you should have a primary caregiver to help obtain and administer your cannabis, you will need to register your qualified caregiver before the Department will complete your registration certificate.
It's important to note that the Department won't finish your application until your primary caregiver's application is complete and approved. You'll need to complete the caregiver information and provide a valid email address so your caregiver can be notified to complete their part of the application.
To qualify as your caregiver, they must:
* be responsible for the management of the wellbeing of the registered patient concerning their palliative use of cannabis
* be at least 18 years of age
* not be the patient's doctor
* be responsible for only one patient at a time unless the patients are siblings and the caregiver is their parent or guardian
* be a guardian, legal custodian or parent if the patient is an adult that lacks legal capacity
The caregiver application fee is $25. You can find a step-by-step guide to the state's registration portal here.
Connecticut medical marijuana registrations last for one year and must be renewed annually in order to keep using medical cannabis in Connecticut legally. Luckily the process is even more simple than it was the first time.
Simply log on to NuggMD, update any new information in your profile, and wait for your evaluation. Your doctor will verify any changes and, assuming you still qualify for treatment, re-issue your certification.
If you need to change your caregiver, make sure your doctor is still approving you for the use of a caregiver and then enter the new caregiver information when you renew your application on the state's online portal.
Unfortunately, patients aren't allowed to cultivate medical marijuana in Connecticut--yet. It's possible that cultivation could become a feature of the state's legalization push. If you're interested in cultivating your own cannabis in Connecticut, now would be the time to call your local legislative representatives and tell them to legalize personal cultivation since the issue is currently up for debate.
Registered patients may possess up to 2½ ounces of flower unless the certifying doctor indicates that a smaller amount is more appropriate. If the allowed amount of product is changed, the decision will be based on council from the state's Board of Physicians.
Connecticut is one of America's smallest states by area, but as a part of the Eastern Seaboard, it's the fourth most densely populated. Known as the Constitution State because of its influential role in the creation of our federal government, Connecticut was one of the original 13 colonies that declared independence from British rule.
Bordered by Massachusetts to the north, Long Island to the south, Rhode Island to the east and New York to the west, the state serves as a major population hub with Bridgeport being the most populous city. As evidence of the state's prosperity, Connecticut has the nation's highest income per capita and the highest median household income.
It's common for residents to own boats in Connecticut, with the Thames River, Connecticut River, and Long Island Sound ports offering plenty of access to waterways. The most populous cities after Bridgeport are Stamford, New Haven, Norwalk, Waterbury, Danbury, Greenwich, Bristol and New Britain; but as densely populated as the state is, there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy quiet, suburban peace in the smaller towns.
Could not have been an easier process! From online doctor interview to receiving temporary ID card by email, it was so straightforward and quick. So happy I found NuggMD!
I really appreciate the fast and easy navigation of the website. I was kept informed thru the whole process.
It is reassuring to know I can have a stress-free experience with NuggMD.
The evaluation was easy to fill out and I was contacted by a doctor within minutes. It made what could have been a complicated process straightforward, highly recommend!
With a family history of glaucoma and early signs of it affecting my eyes, and with frequent migraines, easy access to medical cannabis is incredibly important to me. NuggMD walked me through the process and held my hand (figuratively) the whole way. Registering was quick and easy ... and unbelievably fast. I definitely recommend their services.
Outside of a wait to connect with a doctor the whole thing is seamless and efficient. Honestly, waiting 15 minutes to “see” a doctor is typical in an office anyway. Quick and easy process.
It only costs $149 to get a Connecticut MMJ evaluation with NuggMD and there's no risk because patients who don't qualify for the program will get their recommendation for free!
Here is the list in full:
Qualifying Connecticut residents must first be diagnosed with one of the below debilitating medical conditions that are listed by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. All patients must be evaluated by a state-licensed physician and be at least 18 years of age. Qualifying patients also must have a Connecticut residency. No inmates in the correctional facilities being overseen by the Connecticut Department of Corrections qualify for medical marijuana.
All of NuggMD's practitioners are fully-licensed in the states for which they provide medical marijuana recommendations, and have obtained all required certifications and training.
You can receive a refund with NuggMD under the following conditions: if a patient does not receive the documents associated with their medical marijuana recommendation within 30 days after their evaluation, then they will be entitled to a full refund. To do so, patients just need to send an email to our customer service team at email@example.com, with the subject line "refund request." Be sure to include a brief description of your problem, as well. Our customers here at NuggMD are our #1 priority, and we are always striving to make sure that they are all 100% satisfied with our platform. If not, all will get their money back, guaranteed! You should be aware, though, that as soon as your refund is processed, NuggMD is legally obligated to remove any authorizations for medical marijuana you may have. This means that you will not be able to obtain medical marijuana at a dispensary.
The list of debilitating medical conditions is maintained by the Department of Consumer Protections. As such, the Department Commission has established a Board of Physicians, all of whom are state-licensed physicians and surgeons. This board will be responsible for recommending to the Department of Consumer Protection other debilitating medical, treatments, or diseases that should also be eligible for the use of medical marijuana. Not only that, but the Department of Consumer Protection has laid out regulations on medical marijuana to allow members of the public to present a petition to the Board if they wish to recommend other qualifying medical conditions or treatments.
The Connecticut legislation explicitly states that health insurance companies are not required to cover MMJ.
No. Patients have several restrictions regarding the acceptable location of their cannabis use. Medical patients cannot use cannabis while:
* In a city or town bus;In a school bus;
* In any other moving vehicles;
* In the workplace;
* In any public or private school, dormitory, college, or university property or campuses;
* In any public places;
* In the direct presence of anyone under the age of 18.
The bill has also prohibited the use of any kind of medicinal marijuana that can risk the health or physical well-being of anyone outside the patient or their primary caregiver.
Connecticut medicinal cannabis patients are allowed up to 2.5 ounces per month unless otherwise stated by their evaluating marijuana physician. This possession limit, if applicable, can only be changed after the express permission is granted from the Department's Board of Physicians.
No. Under the Connecticut legislation, this would constitute unlawful discrimination. Medical patients should see no difference in their ability to rent property.
No, for the same reasons potential tenants cannot be discriminated against, students cannot legally face discrimination based on their MMJ status.
No, however, the law allows employers to ban the use of all medical marijuana or other substances within the workplace or within work hours. Be sure you are knowledgeable on your workplace’s drug use policies.
During your MMJ evaluation, your doctor will also be assessing whether you would need a primary caregiver to help obtain and administer your cannabis. Your doctor must approve you for a caregiver before you can designate one.
Those qualifications to become a Connecticut caregiver are:
* 18 years old or older;
* Must consent to the management of the physical well-being of the qualifying patients in their medicinal use of marijuana;
* Must have a clean criminal record, with no convictions regarding any law focused on the illegal manufacture, sale, or distribution of any controlled substance;
* Must not be the evaluating weed doctor for the designated patient.
Not only that, but primary caregivers must be the patient’s parent or legal guardian if they lack legal standing themselves.
Following the approval by your MMJ doctor, along with a recommendation to designate a caregiver, the medical patient can decide who exactly their caregiver will be providing the chosen individual meets the previously stated requirements. In fact, the caregiver application with the Department cannot be started before a medical patient has formally designated them as their primary caregiver.
Normally, no caregivers are not allowed; however, an exception is made if the caregiver has a parental, guardianship, conservatorship, or sibling relationship with all of the qualifying patients in question.
A patient must first be reevaluated by their weed doctor before the expiration date of their annual MMJ certification. Afterward, patients just need to pay the associated fee to renew their MMJ status.
Connecticut medical marijuana patients can change their primary caregivers while they renew their MMJ registration.
A Connecticut MMJ certification is only valid for one year following the approval of a state-licensed physician. As such, evaluating MMJ doctors must, again, determine that medical marijuana is appropriate for the patient using the same criteria for the initial MMJ appointment.
While perceptions shift towards its favor, many doctors remain unwilling to discuss medical cannabis for their patients, much less recommend it. Medical marijuana is still a topic most schools don’t discuss due to its stigma and federal prohibition. In fact, most won’t even teach about the endocannabinoid system and its effect on plant cannabinoids.
NuggMD is happy to fill the information void. We connect licensed physicians with patients in need to complete the required provisions in an application. These educated and experienced medical professionals are happy to discuss the medicinal benefits of the plant, as well as any other questions a patient has. They’re so glad to educate.