Traveling to Connecticut, or do you live there and still don’t get the laws? We feel your pain, so we searched the web for you and pulled together the cannabis laws for consumers in Connecticut.
Please note that laws are consistently changing and although we work hard to keep this information as up to date as possible we suggest checking with the state’s government site as well.
Patients must always carry their medical cards on them if they are carrying cannabis. As a patient you can possess no more than 2.5 ounces per month, unless their physician indicates a lesser amount is appropriate.
Landlords cannot refuse to rent or take action against solely based on a registered patient’s status. Likewise, Schools and employers cannot refuse to hire or enroll a person based on their status as a registered patient. Employers can prohibit the use of cannabis during work hours.
If you are caught with cannabis and are not a medical card holder you can face large fines and jail time.
Medical card holders can purchase no amount that would cause them to exceed possess of 2.5 ounces of cannabis per month. Patients may only purchase at their designated licensed dispensary, which is choose at the time of their application.
You can legally consume cannabis on private property out of view from the public.
It is not allowed to consume cannabis on any federal or public land, on public transportation, in the workplace, on school or university campuses, or in the presence of anyone under the age of 18. If you are caught consuming in public you could face heavy fines.
No patient of caregivers are allowed to grow cannabis in Connecticut.
If you are found guilty of driving under the influence of usable cannabis you will face DUI charges and penalties, even if you are a medical patient.
If you are a medical card holder, it is legal to transport cannabis in the passenger area if it is in its original, unopened packaging. If the package has been opened or the product has been removed then you must store it in the trunk. Legal possession limits apply.
Moving cannabis across state lines is illegal and can result in a steep penalty if you’re caught.
It is also illegal to ship or send it in the mail.
Cannabis is still illegal on the federal level so it is always a risk if you decide to fly with it.
You can use your medical card in another state if that state has medical marijuana reciprocity.
Connecticut doesn’t offer reciprocity.
Not sure how to get your Medical Marijuana Card? We’ve partnered with Veriheal to bring you a simple and seamless way to see if you qualify and chat with a doctor right from the comfort of your own home.