Connecticut's medical cannabis law takes effect October 1, 2012. The new law allows qualified patients age 18 or older, or their caregivers, to register with the Department of Consumer Protection. Once registered, they may obtain and possess up to a one-month supply of cannabis from dispensaries. Dispensaries may only be licensed to pharmacists and must obtain cannabis from licensed producers.
Qualifying medical conditions in Connecticut are
cancer, glaucoma, HIV, Parkinsonís, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord
injuries causing spasticity, epilepsy, wasting, Crohnís disease, and
PTSD. Additional conditions may be added at the discretion of the Department of Consumer Protection.
Qualified patients may register with the Department of Consumer Protection to possess cannabis temporarily while the department implements the new law.