Qualifying Conditions For CT Medical Card
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Connecticut medical marijuana cards are only issued to patients afflicted with certain qualifying conditions as determined by a cannabis doctor. As long as your condition does not appear on the list of conditions covered by medical marijuana, it is unlikely that a doctor who specializes in medicinal marijuana will recommend the drug to you as a treatment because you do not have the condition.

The Commissioner of Consumer Protection is pleased to announce that a change has been made to Section 28 (c) of the RERACA Act, which will allow registered medical marijuana patients to receive 5 ounces of medical marijuana per month instead of one ounce. There will be no change in the allotment for patients who have restricted or expanded allotments by a certifying practitioner.

If you are a Connecticut resident suffering from a chronic, debilitating health condition prescribed by a Connecticut physician, a physician assistant, or a nurse practitioner, you may qualify for a medical marijuana certificate.

Continue reading the article to explore the qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana cards in CT.


Qualifying Conditions For CT Medical Card: For Adults Only

  • Cancer (Effective 2012)
  • Glaucoma (Effective 2012)
  • Positive Status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Effective 2012)
  • Parkinson’s Disease (Effective 2012)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (Effective 2012)
  • Damage to the Nervous Tissue of the Spinal Cord with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity (Effective 2012)
  • Epilepsy (Effective 2012)
  • Cachexia (Effective 2012)
  • Wasting Syndrome (Effective 2012)
  • Crohn’s Disease (Effective 2012)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Effective 2012)
  • Sickle Cell Disease (Effective 2016)*
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome with Chronic Radiculopathy (Effective 2016)*
  • Severe Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (Effective 2016)*
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Effective 2016)*
  • Ulcerative Colitis (Effective 2016)*
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Type 1 and Type II (Effective 2016)*
  • Cerebral Palsy (Effective 2016)
  • Cystic Fibrosis (Effective 2016)
  • Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity (Effective 2016)
  • Terminal Illness Requiring End-Of-Life Care (Effective 2016)
  • Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder (Effective 2016)
  • Spasticity or Neuropathic Pain Associated with Fibromyalgia (Effective 2018)*
  • Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis (Effective 2018)*
  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia (Effective 2018)*
  • Hydrocephalus with Intractable Headache (Effective 2018)*
  • Intractable Headache Syndromes (Effective 2018)*
  • Neuropathic Facial Pain (Effective 2018)*
  • Muscular Dystrophy (Effective 2018)*
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Effective 2018)*
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain Associated with Degenerative Spinal Disorders (Effective 2018)*
  • Interstitial Cystitis (Effective 2019)*
  • MALS Syndrome (Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome) (Effective 2019)*
  • Vulvodynia and Vulvar Burning (Effective 2019)*
  • Intractable Neuropathic Pain that Is Unresponsive to Standard Medical Treatments (Effective 2019)*
  • Tourette Syndrome (Effective 2019)*
  • Chronic Pain of at least 6 months duration associated with a specified underlying chronic condition refractory to other treatment intervention (Effective 2020)*
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Associated with Chronic Pain (Effective 2020)*
  • Chronic Pancreatitis (Effective 2021)*
  • Movement disorders associated with Huntington Disease (Effective 2021)^

Debilitating Medical Conditions For Patients Under 18, :

  • Cerebral Palsy (Effective 2016)
  • Cystic Fibrosis (Effective 2016)
  • Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity (Effective 2016)
  • Severe Epilepsy (Effective 2016)
  • Terminal Illness Requiring End-Of-Life Care (Effective 2016)
  • Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder (Effective 2016)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (Effective 2018)*
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Effective 2018)*
  • Intractable Neuropathic Pain that Is Unresponsive to Standard Medical Treatments (Effective 2019)*
  • Tourette Syndrome for patients who have failed standard medical treatment (Effective 2019)*
  • Chronic Pancreatitis for patients whose pain is recalcitrant to standard medical management (Effective 2021)*

You can find out more about the registration process of minor patients here.


Qualification condition laws 

*The Regulation Review Committee approved the new conditions after receiving recommendations from the Board of Physicians and the Commissioner of Consumer Protection on behalf of the Board of Physicians. ^ The condition was approved after publication on DOCP’s website, based on Public Act 21-1, Responsible and Equitable Regulations of Adult-Use Cannabis Act.*

Qualifying Medical Conditions for a Medical Card in Connecticut

Chronic pain

Long-lasting pain, typically lasting more than six months, is chronic, and the overbearing nature of this disease leads to rapid declines in the quality of life for patients. When compared to the other available treatment options, cannabis has proven to be very effective in reducing chronic pain, along with showing fewer side effects than other options available on market.


Several important roles are played by medical marijuana in the treatment of cancer. Pain is the first symptom of cancer to treat, and a second reason is to mitigate side effects like nausea and vomiting caused by cancer treatments. As for marijuana’s antitumor properties, it might help kill cancer cells.


When intraocular pressure damages the optic nerve, this medical condition occurs. It is well-known that glaucoma qualifies for a CT medical card, and with good reason. Many medical benefits may result from marijuana use in the treatment of glaucoma. The drug can help reduce intraocular pressure and protect the optic nerve, preventing further damage.


Several traditional epilepsy medications may be helpful in the treatment of seizures that are associated with epilepsy. Although these medications supposedly work by treating the symptoms of depression and anxiety, they cannot treat the other issues. The majority of epilepsy medications are known to cause many adverse side effects, including insomnia, aggression, irritability, and a feeling of anxiety.

Medical marijuana can be beneficial to patients who have epilepsy, as it can relieve the side effects of these medications, as well as allow them to control their seizures better.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

An inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of diseases that affect the GI tract and have an anti-inflammatory effect. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the most common types of inflammatory bowel disease. Cannabis offers therapeutic benefits for patients who have Crohn’s disease in Connecticut.

There are several conditions cannabis may relieve, including chronic pain, nausea, vomiting, bowel dysfunction, and intestinal tract inflammation.

Successfully Meeting the Criteria: What’s the Next Move?

Obtaining your CT medical marijuana card is easy if you meet the following requirements:

  • Get certified for medical marijuana by visiting a CT-licensed medical marijuana doctor.
  • Create an account
  • Apply for a CT medical marijuana card.
  • Prepare the required documentation and upload it.
  • Make a payment of $99 for your CT medical marijuana card.


To apply for a medical marijuana card in Connecticut, you must upload the following documents:

To verify your identity in CT, you must submit the following documents:

  • A license issued by Connecticut or an out-of-state state
  • Identification card for Connecticut
  • Passport of the United States
  • Card of permanent residency
  • Naturalization certificate
  • Citizenship certificate


You need to have the following documents ready as Proof of Connecticut residency: 

  • Bill generated by a computer
  • A pay stub with your name, address, and the address of your employer
  • Form W-2
  • Bill for excise or property taxes
  • Annual Benefits Summary Statement issued by the Social Security Administration or another retirement or pension plan for the current or previous year
  • Statement of Medicaid and Medicare benefits
  • Recent homeowners, renters, or motor insurance policies
  • Card for voter registration in Connecticut
  • Registration of motor vehicles

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If you are stuck with the mmj card process, we at KIF can help. We will guide you with the steps and connect you with the physicians for a better understanding.

By Kif Team

The Kif Team has expert team of writers with a profound understanding of holistic medicine. We specialize in assisting individuals in obtaining their medical marijuana cards. We firmly believe in the therapeutic benefits of medical cannabis for various health conditions. Our mission is to educate and enlighten as many people as possible about its potential advantages.

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