PBK Primary Care provides internal medicine and primary care services as well as limited pain management services. In January 2017, we added legal medical marijuana evaluations and certifications to our practice services. Eligible patients will be evaluated to assess the patient's chronic condition and determine if the use of medical marijuana is a viable treatment option for them.
If you suffer from a chronic or debilitating medical condition that may benefit from the use of a medical marijuana treatment plan, please call for an appointment, 203-244-9529.
Learn more about the Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program (MMP).
The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection maintains a portion of their website focusing specifically on Connecticut's Medical Marijuana Program. We suggest that you become familiar with the program before your visit, and we welcome any questions you may have.
A patient may only register for a medical marijuana certificate if he or she is a Connecticut resident being treated for a debilitating medical condition by a Connecticut-licensed physician.
Debilitating Medical Conditions include: Cancer, Glaucoma, Positive Status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Damage to the Nervous Tissue of the Spinal Cord with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity, Epilepsy, Cachexia, Wasting Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sickle Cell Disease, Post Laminectomy Syndrome with Chronic Radiculopathy, Severe Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Ulcerative Colitis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
New Debilitating Medical Conditions - Effective October 1, 2016:
Patients 18 years of age or older: Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity, Terminal Illness Requiring End-Of-Life Care, Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder
Patients less than 18 years of age: 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.
About Medical Marijuana Access in Connecticut
Some medical marijuana patients will claim they have a doctor's prescription for medical marijuana, but marijuana prescriptions are in fact illegal. The federal government classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug. Therefore doctors are unable to prescribe marijuana to their patients, and medical marijuana patients cannot go to a pharmacy to fill a prescription for medical marijuana. Instead, medical marijuana doctors in Connecticut will supply patients with a medical marijuana recommendation in compliance with state law. There are currently eight Connecticut Medical Marijuana Dispensary Facilities in the state.
According to Connecticut medical marijuana laws, the maximum monthly amount allowable, is 2.5 ounces, unless indicated otherwise by the patient's physician. The state of Connecticut does NOT allow for the purchase or sale of medical cannabis. However, a qualifying Connecticut patient shall not be subject to arrest or prosecution, penalized in any manner, including, but not limited to, being subject to any civil penalty, or denied any right or privilege, including, but not limited to, being subject to any disciplinary action by a professional licensing board, for the palliative use of marijuana.
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