Connecticut medical marijuana cards are completed online on the state’s medical marijuana registration portal. The renewal process is similar to the initial application process for a medical marijuana card. First, your attending healthcare provider will be required to:
Note that the earliest you can be recertified to commence your renewal application is 30 days before the expiration of your current registration. For more information on renewing a medical marijuana card in Connecticut, contact the medical marijuana program by calling (860) 713-6066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. Prior to the expiration of your current Connecticut medical marijuana card, the state medical marijuana registration system will allow your attending healthcare provider to begin the renewal application. The physician will confirm to have you under care and complete specific sections on the renewal form online. Thereafter, you will be required to provide a photo ID and proof of Connecticut residence, complete other sections of the online form, and update any additional information to the extent it has changed from the previous year. Upon submitting the application on the registration system, the Connecticut medical marijuana program will review your submission and issue a new medical marijuana card.
A patient's registration is valid up to one year from the date of the written certification issued by your physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse. Hence, if you were certified on November 1, 2022, your registration will expire on November 1, 2023, even if you did not complete your application till several weeks later. Your card's expiration date is stated on the front of your medical marijuana card.
All patients must be recertified by their physicians every year before the expiration date to maintain a valid medical marijuana registration in Connecticut. Connecticut allows physicians, physician assistants, and advanced practice registered nurses registered with the Connecticut Prescription Monitoring and Reporting System (CPMRS) to issue medical marijuana certifications.
Until June 30, 2023, a Connecticut medical marijuana card will be renewed for $100. However, from July 1, 2023, this renewal fee will no longer be required. Still, healthcare providers will charge a fee for consultation before issuing recertifications. Typical fees range between $40 and $150.
Connecticut medical marijuana card renewals are required to be completed online via the medical marijuana registration portal.
Connecticut does not offer medical marijuana reciprocity to out-of-state patients. Only patients living in the state and authorized under the state's medical marijuana program are allowed to buy from licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut.