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Caregiver:

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

The Department of Consumer Protection has more information and required forms.  

 

Production/Distribution:

Patients and caregivers may only purchase medical cannabis from dispensaries that are licensed by the state.  The Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) will be licensing Dispensary facilities and Medical Marijuana Producers.  DCP is not currently accepting applications for dispensary facilities and producers. You can check the DCP Medical Marijuana Program website for announcements about upcoming calls for producer or dispensing facility applications.  

 Dispensary Facility Application (NOTE: The Department is NOT accepting dispensary applications at this time)

 Medical Marijuana Producer Application  (NOTE: The Department is NOT accepting producer applications at this time)

 Training Requirements:

The training requirements as set forth in the Regulation of Connecticut State Agencies are as follows:

Dispensary technician training
(a) Dispensary technicians shall complete initial training as determined by the dispensary facility manager of each dispensary facility. Such training shall include, but not be limited to:
(1) On-the-job and other related education, which shall be commensurate with the tasks dispensary technicians are to perform and which shall be completed prior to the regular performance of such tasks;
(2) Professional conduct, ethics, and state and federal statutes and regulations regarding patient confidentiality; and
(3) Developments in the field of the medical use of marijuana.
(b) The dispensary technician shall be registered as a dispensary technician with the department prior to the start of such training.
(c) The dispensary facility manager shall assure the continued competency of dispensary technicians through continuing in-service training designed to supplement initial training, which shall include any guidance specified by the department.
(d) The dispensary facility manager shall be responsible for maintaining a written record documenting the initial and continuing training of dispensary technicians, which shall contain:
(1) The name of the person receiving the training;
(2) The dates of the training;
(3) A general description of the topics covered;
(4) The name of the person supervising the training; and
(5) The signatures of the person receiving the training and the dispensary facility manager.
(e) When a change of dispensary facility manager occurs, the new manager shall review the training record and sign it, indicating that the new manager understands its contents.
(f) A dispensary facility shall maintain the record documenting the dispensary technician training and make it available in accordance with section 21a-408-70 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.

Agencies Regs. § Sec. 21a-408-44. 

Dispensary facility employee training. Employee records
(a) A dispensary facility shall provide to each dispensary facility employee, prior to the employee commencing work at the dispensary facility, at a minimum, training in the following:
(1) The proper use of security measures and controls that have been adopted for the prevention of diversion, theft or loss of marijuana;
(2) Procedures and instructions for responding to an emergency; and
(3) State and federal statutes and regulations regarding patient confidentiality.
(b) Each dispensary facility shall maintain and make available in accordance with section 21a-408-70 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, a training record for each dispensary facility employee. Such record shall include, at a minimum,
documentation of all required training, including:
(1) The name of the person receiving the training;
(2) The dates of the training;
(3) A general description of the topics covered;
(4) The name of the person supervising the training; and
(5) The signatures of the person receiving the training and the dispensary facility manager.

Agencies Regs. §  Sec. 21a-408-45. 


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