Can I be or have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Connecticut?

Yes, medical marijuana patients in Connecticut can have a caregiver.


Caregiver Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old.

  • All primary caregivers must register with the Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program and pass a criminal background check before being issued a registration certificate.

  • No prior convictions of a violation of any law pertaining to the illegal manufacture, sale, or distribution of a controlled substance.

  • The caregiver cannot be the qualifying patient’s physician.

  • If the qualifying patient lacks legal capacity, they must be the patient’s parent, guardian, or other person having legal custody of the patient.

  • Patients can only register one caregiver. There is an exception for caregivers who have a parental, guardianship, conservatorship, or sibling relationship with each qualifying patient for whom they register as the primary caregiver.

To apply as a caregiver, follow this process:

  1. The caregiver must create an account with the DAS Business Network to access the online certification system.
  2. Caregiver must provide a passport-sized photograph or valid ID, proof of address, valid email address, and telephone number and undergo a criminal background check.

    If mailing documents, please send to:

    Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
    Medical Marijuana Program
    165 Capitol Ave,
    MS# 88MMP
    Hartford, CT 06106-1630
  3. Caregivers must read and affirm each certification statement on the webpage by selecting “Yes”.

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