daughter hugging mother who is wearing a head scarfA patient may only register for a medical marijuana certificate if he or she is a Connecticut resident being treated for a debilitating medical condition by a Connecticut-licensed physician or advanced practice registered nurse.

Debilitating Medical Conditions (For Adults)

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

*Conditions were approved by the Regulation Review Committee via the recommendation of the Board of Physicians and Commissioner of Consumer Protection.

Debilitating Medical Conditions For Patients Under 18

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity
  • Severe Epilepsy
  • Terminal Illness Requiring End-Of-Life Care
  • Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder
  • Muscular Dystrophy*
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta*
  • Intractable Neuropathic Pain that Is Unresponsive to Standard Medical Treatments*
  • Tourette Syndrome for patients who have failed standard medical treatment*

*Conditions were approved by the Regulation Review Committee via the recommendation of the Board of Physicians and Commissioner of Consumer Protection.

Qualifications for a Registration Certificate

  • Qualifying patient must be a Connecticut resident.
  • Qualifying patient cannot be an inmate confined in a correctional institution or facility under the supervision of the Connecticut Department of Corrections.