Connecticut: Medical Marijuana Handbook


Connecticut Marijuana Tax Rate

Sales Tax Medical Excise Tax Medical Max Medical Tax Sales Tax Recreational Excise Tax Recreational Max Recreational Tax
6.35% N/A 6.35% 9.35% N/A 9.35%

2022 Connecticut Medical Marijuana Handbook

Connecticut has 3 bordering states consisting of Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island.

Medical marijuana is legal in Massachusetts , but they choose not to tax medical marijuana. There is no cannabis excise tax charged on medical marijuana in Massachusetts.

Medical marijuana is legal in New York , but they choose not to tax medical marijuana. There is, however, a 7% cannabis excise tax on all sales of medical marijuana in New York.

Medical marijuana is legal in Rhode Island and is subject to a cannabis sales tax of 7.00%. There is no cannabis excise tax charged on medical marijuana in Rhode Island.

Medical Marijuana is illegal in so there is no tax on medical marijuana in those states.

About Connecticut Medical Marijuana

Is medical marijuana legal in Connecticut?

Yes, medical marijuana is legal in Connecticut

When and how did Connecticut legalize marijuana for medical use?

Connecticut legalized medical marijuana in 2012. This law was passed using House Bill 5389 (96-51 H, 21-13 S) and passed with a vote of 55%. The official name for this law is the PALLIATIVE USE OF MARIJUANA

Connecticut Medical Marijuana possession limits


  • A one month supply one-month supply


  • N/A

Is it legal to grow marijuana for medicinal use at home in Connecticut?

No, medical marijuana patients are not allowed to grow marijuana for medicinal use a home.

As of October 2021, medical marijuana users can home cultivate up to 3 mature and 3 immature plants at home, with a cap of 12 total plants per household.

Are there medical dispensaries available to patients?

Yes, as long as the patient presents the appropriate documentation for Connecticut.

All dispensaries must have a pharmacist license in good standing issued by the Department of Consumer Protection

Is there a list of specific conditions for medical marijuana in Connecticut?

  • Ailing From Cancer
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Wasting Syndrome
  • Cachexia
  • Damage to the Spinal Cord’s Nervous Tissue with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity
  • Glaucoma
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Postlaminectomy Syndrome With Chronic Radiculopathy
  • A Terminal Illness That Needs An End-Of-Life Care
  • Severe Psoriasis And Psoriatic Arthritis
  • A Hard-To-Control Intractable Seizure Disorder
  • Facial Pain
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia (Shingles)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Brittle Bone Disease
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Intractable Headaches
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Migraine

The list above, and more detailed information on it, can be found in the Connecticut medical marijuana law

Does Connecticut have a medical registry system or ID card?

Yes, Connecticut keeps track of their medical marijuna patients.

Does Connecticut recognize patients from other states?

No, Connecticut does not recognize patients from any state.

Are there any age restrictions for medical marijuana in Connecticut?

Patients must be at least 18 years old and caregivers must be at least 21 years old.

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