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Qualifying for a Medical Marijuana Card in Colorado

Once you have registered with Leafwell and been approved by one of our medical marijuana doctors online, apply to the state medical marijuana program. Receive your MMJ card and start shopping for your medical cannabis from a licensed dispensary.

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  1. Step 1 in the process of medical marijuana qualification

    Book an appointment with a certified physician i

  2. Step 2 - get a rec

    Attend your appointment - doctor submits the details onto Colorado’s Department of Public Health.

  3. Step 3 for Getting a Medical Card

    Get qualified for medical cannabis.

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Qualifying Conditions

Common conditions cannabis recommended for include

  • AIDS/HIV (positive status)
  • Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Persistent Muscle Spasms (e.g. those caused by Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Severe Nausea
  • Severe Pain
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is telehealth available in Colorado – can I speak to a physician online?

Telehealth/telemedicine is available in Colorado. However, relationship must first be established between patient and physician in-person in order to qualify for a CO medical marijuana card.

What do I need to apply for a Colorado medical marijuana card and physician’s cannabis certificate?

Valid ID from the state of Colorado. Driver’s licence, passport or state-produced ID card - patients must be a resident of Colorado.

Proof of address - bank statement, utility bill, correspondence with a state department.

Medical records - progress notes, medical images, doctor's diagnosis, medication list.

Will insurance cover my Colorado MMJ recommendation letter?

No. Cannabis is federally illegal, and insurance companies do not cover the cost of medical marijuana consultations or applications. This is throughout Colorado and the US.

How long does it take to get a Colorado medical marijuana card?

It usually takes between 3 - 7 day in order to get a Colorado medical marijuana card.

How Old Do I Have to Be to Apply for a Colorado Medical Marijuana Card?

You must be aged 18 years old or over in order to apply for a Colorado medical marijuana card for yourself. Caregivers must be 18 years old or over.

How Much Does a Colorado MMJ Card Cost?

It costs $25 for the MMJ Card and application form, payable to the state. This is the application fee, and does not include the physician's fee of $100 (subject to change).

Does Colorado recognize out-of-state medical marijuana recommendations or cards (reciprocity)?

No, Colorado does not recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards or physician's recommendations/certificates. Other states may, however, recognize a Colorado medical marijuana card (e.g. Nevada, Rhode Island). This does not mean a patient can utilize another state's dispensaries, but they may be protected by another state's MMJ medical marijuana laws.

Can a qualifying medical marijuana patient grow cannabis in Colorado?

Qualifying Colorado medical marijuana patients may grow up to six cannabis plants with a maximum of 3 mature.

Colorado Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Severe pain
Severe nausea
Seizures, such as those caused by epilepsy
Persistent muscle spasms, such as those caused by multiple sclerosis (MS)

Colorado Possession Limit (Medical Marijuana Patients)

2 ounces flower, 1 oz. hash/concentrates. Physicians may recommend greater possession limits.

Colorado Medical Marijuana History & Laws – Overview

2000 – Voters approve Ballot Amendment 20, removing state-level penalties on use, possession and cultivation of cannabis by those with a valid recommendation from their physician.

2010 – Governor Bill Ritter signs House Bill 1284 (HB 1284) and Senate Bill 109 (SB 109). HB 1284 regulates dispensaries, whilst SB 109 ensures that doctors conduct a proper physical examination and that they do not have a DEA flag on their license.

Recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado. Medical marijuana patients may possess up to 2 ounces, and for those without a valid recommendation and card the possession limit is up to 1 ounce.

There is no penalty for giving another a person an ounce or less, providing no money changes hands and the people giving and taking the cannabis are aged 21 or over.

Medical marijuana patients must be aged 18 or older to apply for themselves. Recreational cannabis users must be aged 21 or over.

Both medical marijuana patients and recreational cannabis users may grow up to 6 cannabis plants, with no more than 3 mature plants at any one time.

Possession of 8 ounces or more will be considered possession with the intent to distribute.

There is no penalty to possess up to 1 ounce of hash or concentrates.

Colorado Caregivers

Caregivers must be aged 21 or over. Caregiver fills out their own application form.

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