Connecticut Medical Marijuana Card Legislation
As of July 2021, adults 21 or over and medical marijuana card patients with qualifying medical conditions and a medical marijuana card can legally possess, purchase, and use cannabis.
Back in 2011 Senate Bill 1014 had been signed which decriminalized the possession of up to 0.5 ounces of cannabis. While those who offend this law are not penalized with jail time, they are required to pay increasing fines for repeated offenses.
In 2012 the state created the House Bill 5389, which legalized medical marijuana entirely throughout the state of Connecticut.
During 2021 Gov. Ned Lamont signed the Responsible and Equitable Regulations of Adult-Use Cannabis Act (RERACA), also known as Senate Bill 1201. This is a very encompassing bill comprised of various regulations. This will allow adults 21 or older to possess, purchase and use cannabis legally. The bill also allowed the legal possession of up to 1.5 ounces outside the home and up to 5 ounces in a locked container inside the home, in a vehicle’s glove box or inside the trunk or 7.5 grams and 25 grams of cannabis concentrates and other cannabis-infused products. This bill also allows for the expungement of marijuana possession convictions of less than 4 ounces, or six marijuana plants.
Connecticut Medical Marijuana Card, Cultivation & Possession Laws
Adults 21 or older can legally possess up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis, 7.5 grams of cannabis concentrates, or up to 750mg of THC on the individual. This is extended to being legally allowed to have 5 ounces of cannabis, 25 grams of concentrate, or up to 2.5 grams of THC in a locked container in the glove box, trunk of a vehicle, or at home. Connecticut medical marijuana patients and caregivers may possess up to 5 ounces total. State law does not allow exchanges or gifting of medical marijuana between entities, unless between a medical marijuana patient of Connecticut and their primary caregiver. While there are recreational and medical marijuana laws, adults who are not medical marijuana patients of Connecticut can be fined $100 if they are caught with more than 1.5 ounces of flower or 7.5 grams of concentrate with increasing penalties for repeated offenses.
Cultivating medical marijuana at your home in Connecticut is prohibited. Connecticut medical marijuana card patients and caregivers can only obtain medical marijuana from licensed cannabis dispensaries. Although, beginning in October 2022 patients will be able to cultivate up to six marijuana plants from the signing of SB 1201. Additionally, non-patient adults will be able to cultivate up to six plants starting July 2023.
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