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Medical Marijuana Board of Physicians Approves Two New Qualifying Conditions

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Female Orgasmic Difficulty/Disorder Added to List of Qualifying Conditions For Adults 18 and Older

HARTFORD – The Department of Consumer Protection has added two new conditions to the list of qualifying conditions for the Medical Marijuana Program. The conditions were unanimously approved Friday by the Medical Marijuana Program Board of Physicians.

The two conditions unanimously approved for individuals 18 and over to the program are:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Female Orgasmic Difficulty/Disorder

“Thank you to the petitioners who gave thoughtful and well-researched presentations to the Board, and shared their personal stories with these conditions,” said DCP Commissioner Bryan T. Cafferelli. “I would also like to thank the Board of Physicians for volunteering their time to share their medical expertise, and for their thoughtful questions and consideration of the petitions.”

There are currently 39,749 medical marijuana patients, and 1,816 certifying physicians registered with the state’s program. There are 42 conditions that qualify adult patients for medical marijuana, and 11 conditions that qualify patients under 18. The Board of Physicians consists of nine members.

Qualifying patients and their caregivers registered with the Medical Marijuana Program can purchase medical marijuana products at medical marijuana dispensary facilities and hybrid retailers.

  • Medical marijuana is not subject to sales and excise tax at dispensary facilities and hybrid retailers.
  • Medical Marijuana Patients receive priority entry at hybrid retailers.
  • Medical Marijuana Patients may purchase up to 5 ounces per month.
  • Certain products, including those with higher potency and some dosage forms, are only available to registered medical marijuana patients.

Those who wish to petition the Board of Physicians to add a debilitating condition to qualify for medical marijuana may visit DCP’s Medical Marijuana Program website at to read about the process. Any questions can be directed via email to

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