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Fast, Easy, and Cost-Effective for Connecticut

A Safe and Simple Online Process

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!

Speedy Patient Registration

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.

Compassionate Service

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!

Your Connecticut Medical Marijuana Evaluation Includes

MMJ Certification for 1 Year

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.

Extended Hours

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.

Protected Privacy

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.

Secure Payment

We take credit cards from every major U.S. bank. You'll only be charged if you're approved for medical marijuana use.

Quick Certification

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.

World-Class Service

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!

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Connecticut with NuggMD

1. START YOUR NEW ACCOUNT

This part is very easy. Simply go to NuggMD.com/Connecticut, enter your information, and then follow the instructions to add your medical records and history. Then, enter your credit card information and kick back in the virtual waiting room while the next available physician reviews your records.

2. TALK TO YOUR NEW MMJ DOCTOR

Once your doctor is ready to see you, you'll talk via NuggMD's interactive telemedicine platform. Be sure to give your physician information about all of your current medications and herbal supplements as well as your medical history, to ensure the most thorough evaluation possible. And don't be shy about asking questions. NuggMD doctors love to educate their patients about how medical marijuana works!

3. YOUR DOCTOR INITIATES YOUR APPLICATION

If your doctor approves you for medical marijuana treatment, they will initiate the state registration process by entering your information into the state database using the email and information you provided; so be sure everything you enter is accurate to avoid delays. Once your doctor completes this process, you'll receive email notification to finish your state registration via their online portal.

4. COMPLETE YOUR STATE REGISTRATION

You'll receive an email notification to finalize your application. You'll need to enter all of the requested information and pay the state registration fee of $100. Be sure to enter your information accurately and double check before submitting your application to avoid any potential delays. You'll be asked to choose a specific dispensary when you sign up, so do your research first because the state only allows patients to switch dispensaries up to four times a year.

5. YOUR STATE CARD ARRIVES VIA EMAIL

Once the state approves your application, you'll receive your Connecticut state medical marijuana certification via email. You may print out this registration and use it right away at your dispensary.

6. VISIT YOUR DISPENSARY

It's that easy! And you completed this entire process without even leaving the comfort of your home. Wouldn't it be nice if everything in life was this easy?
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About Medical Marijuana in Connecticut

Cannabis was long criminalized in the state of Connecticut, dating back to Richard Nixon's passing of the Controlled Substances Act. However, the tides began to shift when marijuana was first decriminalized by the then Governor Dannel Malloy in 2011. He cited the desire to redirect law enforcement toward violent or more serious crimes when signing the bill. 

The following year, he signed Connecticut's medical marijuana law and the state's medical marijuana program was born. The program was very limited at first, but has significantly improved over the past decade. There are roughly 3 dozen qualifying conditions, patients can possess up to 2.5 ounces per month, and dispensary stock has vastly improved. 

Of course marijuana remains illegal for recreational use or possession despite decriminalization -- an issue that the legislature is working on resolving. Residents could see legal recreational sales as early as 2022 if the state makes progress during the 2021 legislative session.

How to Register as a Medical Marijuana Patient in Connecticut

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.

How to Register as an MMJ Caregiver in Connecticut

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

How to Renew Your MMJ Certification

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.

Patient Possession/Purchase/Cultivation Limits

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.

More About Connecticut

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.

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99% of Connecticut Patients Recommend NuggMD

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!

Janet DiPalma
Hartford, CT

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.
Thank you!

Claire Kimmel
Hartford, CT

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!

Linda Dantone
Stamford, CT

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.

Rafael Avila
Bridgeport, CT

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.

Lori Gordon
Bridgeport, CT
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Frequently Asked Questions
About Medical Marijuana in Connecticut

How much does it cost to get a medical marijuana evaluation with NuggMD?

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!

What are the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Connecticut?

Here is the list in full:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Positive Status for HIV or AIDS
  • Damage to the Nervous Tissue of the Spinal Cord with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity
  • Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Wasting Syndrome
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cachexia
  • PTSD
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Severe Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Type 1 and Type II
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome with Chronic Radiculopathy
  • Terminal Illness Requiring End-Of-Life Care
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain Associated with Degenerative Spinal Disorders
  • Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder
  • Spasticity or Neuropathic Pain Associated with Fibromyalgia
  • Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Intractable Headache Syndromes
  • Intractable Neuropathic Pain that Is Unresponsive to Standard Medical Treatments
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Neuropathic Facial Pain
  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Hydrocephalus with Intractable Headache
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Pain of at least 6 months duration
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Associated with Chronic Pain
  • MALS Syndrome (Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome)
  • Vulvodynia and Vulvar Burning

Who can become a medical marijuana patient in Connecticut?

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.

How do I find a qualified medical marijuana doctor in Connecticut?

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.

What is NuggMD's refund policy?

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 support@getnugg.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.

What if my medical condition isn't listed? Am I still eligible for medical marijuana in Connecticut? How are new medical conditions added to the list?

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.

Are health insurance companies now required to cover medical marijuana expenses in Connecticut?

The Connecticut legislation explicitly states that health insurance companies are not required to cover MMJ.

Are patients allowed to use medical marijuana everywhere in Connecticut?

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.

What are the Connecticut limits on possession for medical patients?

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.

Will becoming a medical marijuana patient make it difficult to rent a property in Connecticut? Can I ever be refused as a tenant because of my status as a medical marijuana patient?

No. Under the Connecticut legislation, this would constitute unlawful discrimination. Medical patients should see no difference in their ability to rent property.

Can a school or university deny me as a student because I'm a medical marijuana patient in Connecticut?

No, for the same reasons potential tenants cannot be discriminated against, students cannot legally face discrimination based on their MMJ status.

Will becoming a medical marijuana patient affect my employment in Connecticut? Will I be fired or penalized at the workplace for using medical marijuana?

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.

How is the decision made as to whether a medical patient needs a primary caregiver in Connecticut?

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.

Who can become a primary caregiver in Connecticut?

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.

How are primary caregivers chosen in Connecticut?

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.

Are caregivers allowed to provide care for multiple patients in Connecticut?

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.

How do I renew my MMJ certification card in Connecticut?

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.

How can I change who my primary caregiver is in Connecticut?

Connecticut medical marijuana patients can change their primary caregivers while they renew their MMJ registration.

How is a medical patient recertified in Connecticut?

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.

Why see a Connecticut medical cannabis doctor online.

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.

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