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How to Get a Medical Card in Connecticut in Minutes

  • 1. Signup

    Fill out a 30 second, confidential questionnaire. We’ll send it to one of our available medical marijuana doctors for review.

  • 2. Chat with a Doctor Today

    Our state-certified medical practitioners are standing by to help answer your questions and evaluate your cannabis needs.

  • 3. Receive Your State Card

    Once you’re approved, you’ll receive an email to finish your state registration via Connecticut’s online portal. Your CT certification and med card are valid for one year.

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Why get a medical cannabis card in Connecticut?
Meet your perks.

Medical cannabis is available to more CT patients than adult-use sales, and a med card allows for home cultivation.
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Connecticut patients can possess up to 2.5 ounces compared to 1.5 ounces for adult users without a med card.
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Med patients are exempt from the municipal cannabis tax, state sales and use tax, and weight-based excise tax in CT.
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Find new and high-potency products only available to medical cannabis patients. Sorry, rec consumers!
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Shop at any of the state's many medical cannabis dispensaries for greater convenience and prices.
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Med patients receive employment and rental protections that aren't available to rec consumers.
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Trusted and loved by over 1M people

  • " 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 D.

    Janet D.

    4 months ago
  • " 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!"

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    Linda D.

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  • " 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."

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  • " 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"

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Qualifying conditions in Connecticut

Most Common Conditions

All Conditions

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

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How to be a medical cannabis caregiver in Connecticut

Some patients choose to have – or are required to have – a designated caregiver who can purchase cannabis on their behalf. They’re also allowed to transport it and prepare it for patient use.

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
  • 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

Caregivers cannot:

  • use the patient’s cannabis,
  • be the patient’s doctor,
  • purchase more than the maximum amount allowed for the patient

There is no fee for the caregiver application.

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How to register for a med card in Connecticut

Follow the instructions once you start the NuggMD process to fill out your application. Make sure you enter all of your information accurately to avoid possible delays in your processing. When you’re approved, your NuggMD medical marijuana doctor will initiate the state registration process by entering your information into the state database.

Once your doctor completes this process, you’ll receive email notification to finish your state registration via their online portal. You’ll need to enter all of the requested information and the state no longer charges a registration fee as of July 1, 2023.

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How to renew your med card in Connecticut

Renewing your medical marijuana card in CT is an annual requirement for the program. Patient IDs expire on the day the doctor certified a patient, not the day you submit your info to the state.

Thankfully, the process for how to renew your Connecticut medical cannabis card isn’t complicated. And NuggMD makes the process even easier!

  • We’ll send you an email reminder when it’s time to renew,
  • Sign into NuggMD to meet with one of our state-certified medical practitioners,
  • Follow the provided steps to complete your med card renewal with the state.

Whether you got your initial recommendation with NuggMD or another doctor or service in the state, our medical marijuana doctors are standing by.

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We are a team of cannabis and technology professionals focused on connecting you with state-licensed doctors. We believe all people deserve access to medical cannabis if they think it might improve their quality of life. Since our founding in 2015, we’ve held ourselves and our partners to the highest standards to ensure every patient we serve is able to access reliable cannabis information, trustworthy medical practitioners, and proactive updates on the cannabis healthcare ecosystem and legislation that may affect their experience as a medical cannabis patient.

Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur or thinking of becoming a first-time medical marijuana patient, our network of doctors will listen to your needs and give you an honest opinion about whether they think cannabis can help.

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Frequently asked. Frequently answered.

  • Qualifying Connecticut residents must first be diagnosed with one of the above 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.

     

    Browse additional Connecticut patient FAQs.

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

  • Getting your CT med card gives you access to numerous benefits that aren’t available to recreational consumers: lower taxes, higher purchase and possession limits, wider product selection, guaranteed product availability, patient only discounts, access to medical cannabis in other states, and stronger legal protections.

  • Medical marijuana patients in Connecticut can purchase cannabis from any recreational or medical CT dispensary. The state boasts over 30 licensed dispensaries, including highly rated options like:

     

    RISE Dispensary (Med/Rec)
    (203) 496-5200
    175 Boston Post Road
    Orange, CT 06477
    (additional location in Branford)

     

    Curaleaf Dispensary (Med/Rec)
    (860) 246-4673
    92 Weston St, suite 16
    Hartford, CT 06120
    (additional locations in Manchester, Groton, and Stamford)

     

    Cannabis delivery and drive-thru options are available for either medicinal or recreational purposes in Connecticut, though dispensary policies and available services may vary near you. Cannabis cultivation for personal use is allowed in Connecticut for medical marijuana patients.

  • NuggMD offers low-cost, risk-free Connecticut medical cannabis evaluations, and you only pay if you’re approved for medical cannabis. Connecticut patients are no longer required to pay a registration fee to the state as of July 1, 2023, so the evaluation is the only cost associated with becoming an MMJ patient in Connecticut.

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

  • You can complete your CT medical evaluation with NuggMD in minutes, but it can take the state up to 30 days to deliver your medical marijuana license so you can begin shopping at Connecticut dispensaries. That’s why it’s best to start as soon as possible!

  • With NuggMD, you’ll only be charged for your evaluation if you’re approved. We believe everyone deserves access to a qualified medical cannabis doctor, and the cost of an evaluation shouldn’t be a barrier.

  • You’ll only be charged if you’re approved for your medical marijuana certification. If not, your evaluation is free! If you sign up and pay for your evaluation, but then cancel before your evaluation, there is a small $10 fee for the payment processing. You can also change your mind after your evaluation if you wish and request a refund, but you must do so before your certification has been submitted to the state. Once you’ve been certified, a refund for services will no longer be available. Please send an email to support@nuggmd.com with the subject line “Refund Request” and a brief description of your issue. We want to make sure you’re 100% satisfied with your purchase being that you, the customer, are the most important thing to us! Once a refund has been initiated, please allow 3-5 business days for the funds to transfer back to the card you used for the transaction. A refund is no longer available more than 30 days after the date of your evaluation. If any issues arise, please feel free to reach back out for further assistance.

  • Of course! You have the right to see any doctor you choose for your medical marijuana evaluation. When transferring to a NuggMD practitioner, be sure to bring your previous medical records to help your friendly NuggMD doctor provide a complete and thorough evaluation.

  • Yes, in states with medical marijuana reciprocity.

  • You can use a non-expired ID from another state if you don’t have a Connecticut state-issued ID, but you’ll be required to provide other proof of residency if you do so, such as a bill, paystub, or Medicaid statement. The proof of residency must be dated within the last 90 days, be computer generated (not typed), and show your name and Connecticut address. For a full list of documents needed for a Connecticut medical marijuana card, see the Department of Consumer Protection’s medical marijuana program website.

     

    Learn more about Connecticut’s cannabis laws and regulations.