DCP Drug Control Division Increases Monthly Allotment for Medical Marijuana Patients
MMP Patients may now access up to 3.0 ounces per month
OCTOBER 15, 2021 — The Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Drug Control Division’s Medical Marijuana Program has increased monthly allotments for medical marijuana patients from 2.5 ounces to 3.0 ounces.
The increase, based on the department’s evaluation of the current medical marijuana market, is an effort to provide patients with greater access to medication for their debilitating conditions. Patients are limited to purchasing up to 2.5 ounces per transaction but may now purchase a total of 3.0 ounces each month.
“Making medication accessible to qualifying patients is a top priority and increasing the allotment is an important recognition that there are some patients who may benefit from more than 2.5 ounces a month,” said DCP Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull. “While cannabis growers in our state prepare for the anticipated increase in demand in the adult-use cannabis market, it’s vital that they are also able to continue to supply patients in the medical marijuana market.”
No action is required by certifying practitioners for qualifying patients to access the increased allotment. Qualifying patients will automatically have their allotment increased to 3.0 ounces. Patients who have an allotment that has been restricted or expanded by a certifying practitioner will remain unchanged.
Earlier this month, DCP announced that medical marijuana patients may now access medication at any of the 18 licensed dispensary facilities throughout the state.
DCP will continue to evaluate the medical marijuana market to determine if additional increases to patient allotments are necessary and will not lead to supply shortages. Cannabis was approved for adult-use in June 2021. Adult-use cannabis retail sales are anticipated to begin in the state by the end of 2022. More information about the Medical Marijuana Program is available at www.ct.gov/dcp/mmp. For information about Adult-Use Cannabis, visit ct.gov/cannabis.