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Connecticut Patient Resources

Important Notice: Effective July 1st, 2023, patients ($100.00) and caregivers ($25.00) will no longer be required to pay the state registration fee.

Helpful links and documents

For New Patients



Step 1. Meet With A Physician. First, make an appointment with your physician. Only a physician can initiate your application by certifying that you are a patient with a qualifying condition with Department of Consumer Protection. In addition to having a qualifying condition, you must be a resident of Connecticut. Your physician will register you as a patient using a valid email address. Please note that if you do not have an email address, you will need to create one to complete the registration process.

Step 2. Complete State Application. Once your physician has certified you, you will need to complete the application on the State of CT’s website, – Instructions for completing the application will be emailed to you from [email protected] once you have been successfully certified. You may ask the Dispensary Facility of your choice for assistance with application process. Thames Valley Relief is happy to help patients complete and submit their applications on a walk-in basis during business hours.

Step 3. Schedule Patient Orientation. You will receive an email from [email protected] upon approval with the subject line, “Patient Approved.” When you receive your Temporary Registration Certificate via email, please call the Dispensary Facility to schedule your Orientation Appointment. The Orientation Appointment includes a complimentary, private consultation with a Pharmacist and your first purchase.



Click to download PDF: Lost or Stolen Card form

Click to download PDF: Change of Records form


Financial Hardship / Compassionate Need Program

To qualify:

  • Must have current MMP registration and be a patient of The Botanist, AND
  • Must prove low-income eligibility at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level


Click one of the links below to download Application and Program details (Word):



Click to download PDF: Caregiver Quick reference card

Click to download PDF: Pediatric patients & Caregivers Reference Guide

Click to download PDF: Adult patients & Caregivers



Physicians and APRNs

Click to download PDF: Information packet for Physicians & Nurse Practitioners

Please click here to visit Connecticut State’s website for more information about certifying a patient for CT’s Medical Marijuana Program. We are happy to schedule appointments with certifying physicians and APRNs to tour the facility and meet with our Pharmacists. Please reach out to us using our contact form with any requests or questions and we will be happy to assist you!


Contact the MMP

Follow this link for more information: Medical Marijuana brand registry database

Follow this link for more information: Petition for a Qualifying Condition


Qualifying Conditions

For Adults, Debilitating medical conditions

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Cerebral Palsy
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Type 1 and Type II Crohn’s Disease
Cystic Fibrosis
Damage to the Nervous Tissue of the Spinal Cord with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable
Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity
Multiple Sclerosis
Parkinson’s Disease
Positive Status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Post Laminectomy Syndrome with Chronic Radiculopathy Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Severe Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
Sickle Cell Disease
Terminal Illness Requiring End-Of-Life Care
Ulcerative Colitis
Wasting Syndrome
Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder
Spasticity or Neuropathic Pain Associated with Fibromyalgia Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
Post Herpetic Neuralgia
Hydrocephalus with Intractable Headache
Intractable Headache Syndromes
Neuropathic Facial Pain
Muscular Dystrophy
Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Chronic Neuropathic Pain Associated with Degenerative Spinal Disorders
Interstitial Cystitis
MALS Syndrome (Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome) Vulvodynia and Vulvar Burning
Intractable Neuropathic Pain that Is Unresponsive to Standard Medical Treatments
Tourette Syndrome
Chronic Pain of at least 6 months duration associated with a specified underlying chronic condition refractory to other treatment intervention
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Associated with Chronic Pain

For Patients under 18, Debilitating Medical conditions

Cerebral Palsy
Cystic Fibrosis
Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity
Severe Epilepsy
Terminal Illness Requiring End-Of-Life Care Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder
Muscular Dystrophy
Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Intractable Neuropathic Pain that Is Unresponsive to Standard Medical Treatments
Tourette Syndrome for patients who have failed standard medical treatment