Find medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut, a state where medical marijuana laws have been on the books since 2012. Up to 2.5 ources can be purchased with a valid medical recommendation. To qualify, patients must have one of 11 debilitating conditions, which include cancer, Crohn's disease and HIV/AIDS. Since the law went into affect, growers in Connecticut have began cultivating cannabis for medical use in buildings with the exacting standards of pharmaceutical factories. Under the law, patients wishing to receive medical marijuana have to register with the state. The state also decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana by non-qualified persons.