10 Fast Facts about the Colorado Medical Marijuana Program in 2012
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 02/28/2013 in Medical Marijuana Laws
To obtain a medical marijuana card from a medical marijuana doctor in Colorado, applicants must be over the age of 18 with a valid state issued photo ID. Applicants must have a debilitating medical condition with valid medical records outlying their qualified condition.
- Colorado became a medical marijuana state in 2000 when 54% of voters passed Amendment 20.
- In Colorado 108,526 patients were registered for the medical marijuana program in 2012.
- Denver County is the largest medical marijuana county in Colorado with 17,711 patients. Second is El Paso County with 14,888 patients.
- To obtain a recommendation from a Colorado Marijuana Doctor, a patient must suffer from Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS positive, cachexia, severe pain; severe nausea; seizures, including those that are characteristic of epilepsy; or persistent muscle spasms, including those that are characteristic of multiple sclerosis.
- The cost to apply for a Colorado Marijuana Card is $33.
- Patients with a Colorado Medical Marijuana Card may possess up to 2 ounces of cannabis and grow up to 6 cannabis plants with 3 or fewer being mature at any one time.
- 68% of approved medical marijuana patients are male.
- The average age of male medical marijuana patients in Colorado is 41.
- The average age of female medical marijuana patients in Colorado is 43.
- Since 2001, 204,312 patients have registered with the medical cannabis program.
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