Connecticut Medical Marijuana - Do's and Don'ts
Medical marijuana has been available in Connecticut since May 31, 2012, when “An Act Concerning the Palliative Use of Marijuana” was signed into law as a general statute by the state government. As in other states where medical marijuana usage has been legalized — but its use as a recreational drug is not yet available — Connecticut patients should keep these considerations in mind.
Do’s For Medical Marijuana In Connecticut
- DO make sure you meet at least one of the “debilitating medical conditions” outlined in Connecticut law. Some of these qualifying medical conditions include cancer, glaucoma, epilepsy, posttraumatic stress disorder, or any medical condition, disease or treatment approved by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. Only a licensed and actively practicing Connecticut physician can provide you with certification and eligibility to take part in the state’s medical marijuana program. Check out Connecticut law or speak with a licensed physician to learn what other conditions qualify a patient for medical marijuana.
- DO be a resident of Connecticut who is 18 years of age or older.
- DO remember to renew your medical marijuana card by being recertified by your physician every year (before the expiration date to avoid any lapse in validation).
- DO check out Nature’s Medicines Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Mansfield where you can preview and preorder medical marijuana products and book an appointment with one of our Pharmacists. Want to switch your current dispensary and become a Nature’s Medicines patient? Just fill out a transfer form and make us your dispensary!
Don’ts For Medical Marijuana In Connecticut
- DON’T use medical marijuana without approved written certification from your physician. You must be a qualifying medical marijuana patient or else you could face prosecution.
- DON’T exceed the maximum amount of marijuana you’re allowed to have (2.5 ounces per month), as described in the state’s law.
- DON’T sell your medical marijuana or share it with anyone who isn’t approved by a physician and the state for use.
- DON’T travel across Connecticut state lines with medical marijuana.
- DON’T have more than one primary caregiver at any time.
- DON’T use medical marijuana in any way that endangers or threatens the health of another person.
- DON’T use medical marijuana in any moving vehicle, even if you’re not driving. This includes public transportation and school buses.
- DON’T use medical marijuana in the workplace, on school grounds, in a public place, or in the presence of any person under the age of 18.
For more information about medical marijuana in Connecticut, please talk to Pharmacists at our medical marijuana dispensary in Mansfield. Your comfort and peace of mind are their primary concern.