Learn more about marijuana in Connecticut
Is Marijuana Legal in Connecticut?▼
Where Can Marijuana Be Consumed in Connecticut?▼
Connecticut currently prohibits the consumption of marijuana or marijuana-infused products in any dispensary location. Additionally, medical patients cannot consume marijuana in any of the following places or ways:
- In a school bus or other type of public bus
- In any motor vehicle
- On the grounds of any school, from preschool to university
- At work
- In any place you can reasonably determine is public
- In the immediate proximity to a non-patient minor under the age of 18
- In any way that can negatively impact the health or well-being of others
It is important to note schools, landlords, and employers are forbidden from discriminating against an individual for being an active patient within the Palliative Use program.
The Connecticut medical marijuana program prohibits marijuana in smoked, vaporized, edible, and topical forms in a bus - school or transit - or any moving vehicle. Prohibited areas include the grounds of any private or public school, college, university, or dormitory. Marijuana use must not be done in a way that is public, in view of anyone under the age of 18, or in any way that could be seen as neglectful to the point it endangers others.
How Do I Get a Job in the Connecticut Marijuana Industry?▼
In order to work within a Connecticut dispensary location, you must be at least 18 years of age and live in Connecticut. Additionally, you will have to submit to your social security number, date of birth, the name and location of the dispensary or production facility you wish to work, your employment history, your criminal history, and a valid pharmacy technician or pharmacist registration number.
Connecticut, per the finalized program regulations, will only allow a person who is currently licensed as a pharmacist or a pharmacy technician within the state to receive a dispensary or dispensary technician license.
Dispensary technicians are required to submit an initial and renewal application every year at the cost of $50.
Is Drug Testing for Marijuana Legal in Connecticut?▼
Connecticut protects its patients from discrimination from employers, schools, and landlords. That being said, the state offers no protection to patients who are intoxicated while at work, allowing employers to use drug testing as a way of verifying intoxication.
Is Marijuana Delivery Legal in Connecticut?▼
As of March 2017, delivery is acceptable from the primary caregiver to the patient only, not from the dispensary to the patient directly.
How Do I Pay for Marijuana in Connecticut Dispensaries?▼
Connecticut dispensaries do most sales in cash. While the federal prohibition of marijuana remains in effect, the banking or card services companies that you find at most retailers are unable to safely conduct business, for fear of knowingly laundering “drug” money.