FAQ

FAQ 2019-05-15T23:56:49+00:00

At Prime Wellness, patient satisfaction is our top priority. We understand we are in a new, budding industry and are committed to helping patients navigate it. Below are a few frequently asked questions we’ve received, though please don’t hesitate to contact us with any others that may come to mind. We are always more than happy to help!

 

WHO CAN USE MEDICAL CANNABIS IN CONNECTICUT? 

A patient may only register for a medical marijuana certificate if he or she is a Connecticut resident being treated for a debilitating medical condition by a Connecticut-licensed DCP registered physician.
The current qualifying conditions are:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain (Associated With Degenerative Spinal Disorders)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Damage to the Nervous Tissue of the Spinal Cord with Objective Neurological
  • Indication of Intractable Spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hydrocephalus with Intractable Headache
  • Intractable Headache Syndromes
  • Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable
  • Spasticity
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Neuropathic Facial Pain
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Positive Status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome with Chronic Radiculopathy
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Severe Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Spasticity or Neuropathic Pain Associated with Fibromyalgia
  • Terminal Illness Requiring End-Of-Life Care
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder
  • Wasting Syndrome

For patients under the age of 18 years, the following conditions will effectively qualify:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable
  • Spasticity
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Severe Epilepsy
  • Terminal Illness Requiring End-of-Life Care
  • Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder

 

WHERE CAN MEDICAL CANNABIS BE OBTAINED? 

Medical Cannabis should only be obtained through licensed dispensing facilities which have been appointed by the Department of Consumer Protection in the State of Connecticut. Prime Wellness is one of the 18 approved dispensing facilities for the state.

 

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR CONNECTICUT’S MEDICAL CANNABIS PROGRAM? 

Make an Appointment with Your Physician:
Only a Connecticut DCP registered physician can initiate your application by certifying for the Department that you have a medical condition that qualifies you for a medical marijuana registration certificate. If your a Connecticut DCP registered physician decides to certify you for a medical marijuana registration certificate, he or she will ask you for a number of things including a valid email address and primary telephone number.

Submit the following documents to the Connecticut DCP: 

  • Proof of Identity
  • Proof of Connecticut Residency
  • $100.00 registration fee (checks/money orders should be made payable to “Treasurer, State of CT”)

You will be able to upload these documents and pay the fee when you submit your registration application online, or you can mail them to the Department.

Register Your Primary Caregiver, (if applicable)
If your Connecticut DCP registered physician indicates a need for you to have a primary caregiver, you must register a qualified caregiver before the Department will issue you a registration certificate. The Department will not register a patient who needs a primary caregiver until the caregiver’s application is completed and approved.

 

CAN I TRAVEL WITH MY MEDICAL MARIJUANA?

It can be a challenge to travel for Medical Marijuana patients due to various restrictions.We have put together a document outlining current rules for traveling.

Download our guide here.