Primary Caregivers - Registration Process

This page contains registration information needed to complete your an online application as a Primary Caregiver. Please review the information below to ensure you are prepared when you begin to complete the online application. Prior to attempting to complete the online application, you are strongly encouraged to access and refer to the Primary Caregiver Quick Reference Card (pdf) and instructions below. These will assist you in completing the application process. IMPORTANT: To complete the application, you must have specific documents and other items in a digital format ready for upload. Please review the information below carefully before beginning the online application process. If you need additional assistance uploading your documents into the system, please contact your chosen dispensary facility.

If a patient’s physician certifies the need for the patient to have a primary caregiver, the patient may register one person to act as their caregiver with respect to their palliative use of marijuana. 

A primary caregiver applicant will only be able to access the online registration system if:

  • The patient’s physician indicates a need for a primary caregiver; and
  • The patient identifies the applicant as the person who will serve as their primary caregiver.

To register with the Department, a primary caregiver must:

  • Have their patient identify them as their primary caregiver on their registration application.  In this regard, the patient must provide identifying information about their caregiver, including:
    • A valid e-mail address :This should be an email address that you are comfortable using in connection with your medical marijuana caregiver registration as it will be the primary method the Department will use to communicate with you.
    • A primary telephone number: This should be a personal telephone number that the Department can use to contact you about your medical marijuana caregiver registration.
  • Submit to the Department:
    • Proof of Identity (see examples)
    • $25.00 registration fee (checks/money orders should be made payable to "Treasurer, State of CT", starting July 1, 2023, the state registration fee will no longer be required)

You will be able to upload these documents and pay the fee when you submit your registration application online. If you need assistance uploading any documents into the system, please contact your chosen dispensary facility.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQs to find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by caregivers.

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