Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Connecticut
Possession of less than 1/2 ounce by persons 21 and over results in graduating scale of fines, and seizure of contraband. Under 21 face addition sanctions, to include temporary loss of license to drive.
Connecticut’s law approving the sale of marijuana for medical purposes was on the books since 2012. It was signed into law by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on May 31, 2012, and was approved by House 96-51, by Senate 21-13. It became effective, some sections from passage on May 4, 2012 and other sections on October 1, 2012. Not allowed for everyone less than 18 years, this applies only to Connecticut State and growing the drug took off right away. Indeed, across Connecticut, growers cultivate marijuana for medical use in buildings with the exacting standards of pharmaceutical factories.
Quantity of Marijuana
A patient may obtain up to 2.5 ounces every month from a licensed dispensary, but home cultivation is prohibited. Unfortunately, the program does not currently allow for minors to access medical marijuana. Connecticut is the only state that prohibits seriously ill minors from having legal access to the state medical marijuana program.
Treatment for Illness in Connecticut
The qualifying conditions include; Cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, epilepsy, cachexia, wasting syndrome, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, sickle cell disease, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), severe psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, Post Laminectomy Syndrome with Chronic Radiculopathy. Effective March 14, 2016, the following disease were added; sickle cell disease, post laminectomy syndrome, severe psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis.
Licensing & Supply
Under the law, patients wishing to receive medical marijuana have to register with the state. To qualify, patients must have one of 11 debilitating conditions
Most of the medical marijuana patients in Connecticut are being seen by a handful of doctors, whose role is to certify patients’ eligibility and send them to one of the state’s dispensaries.