Marijuana in Connecticut

Recreational Use of Marijuana is Decriminalized

Connecticut has decriminalized marijuana. In general, decriminalization means no prison time or criminal record for first-time possession of a small amount for personal use. This conduct is treated like a minor traffic violation.” - Source Info at NORML


Possession one-half ounce or less results in a civil penalty of $150 to $500 (first and second offenses). Possession of more than one-half ounce is a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $2,000 and up to one year of jail time.

Hash and Concentrates:

Rules are the same as for dry plant material.


Having paraphernalia to use for ingesting for smoking results in a civil penalty for less than one-haft ounces and a misdemeanor for more than one-half ounce.

Driving Under the Influence:

CT has a per se "drugged driving" law enacted that acts similar to those for alcohol. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug in their bodily fluids above a specific threshold.

Medical Marijuana:

Connecticut has medical marijuana laws. Click here to view the text of the medical use law. (PDF)

Use these links for recreational marijuana laws for each New England state:
Marijuana in Rhode Island
Marijuana in Massachusetts
Marijuana in Vermont
Marijuana in New Hampshire
Marijuana in Maine