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How to Get Medical Marijuana in Colorado

How to Get Medical Marijuana in Colorado

Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 06/13/2010 in Medical Marijuana Laws

In 2000, Colorado passed Amendment 20, allowing seriously ill patients to legally use, grow and posses medical cannabis. If you’d like to get medical marijuana in Colorado, simply follow these few steps:

Step One: Be Diagnosed with a Qualifying Medical Condition

In order to use cannabis under Colorado medical marijuana law, you must first be diagnosed with cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, or a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition which produces one or more of the following: 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).

Step Two: Get a Marijuana Recommendation from a Qualified Doctor

The next step in getting medical cannabis in Colorado is to obtain a written recommendation from a physician that is licensed in the state of Colorado that states you will benefit from the medicinal use of marijuana. Not sure how to find Colorado medical marijuana doctors? has the largest and highest quality database of medical marijuana doctors in Colorado and all legal states. Book an appointment today and we’ll help you find Colorado marijuana doctors in your area.

Step Three: Get a Marijuana Card

The final step in getting medical marijuana in Colorado is obtaining a cannabis card (aka marijuana medical card or marijuana card). To get a card, patients and caregivers must register with the state Department of Public Health and Environment by sending an application along with a check or money order for $90 to:

Medical Marijuana Registry
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, Colorado 80246-1530

Step 4: Grow Your Own Marijuana or Purchase it from a Dispensary

Once you’ve obtained your marijuana recommendation and marijuana card, you can now legally grow and consume your medicine under CO state law. Additionally, these documents will also get you into countless dispensaries across the state where you or your caregiver can purchase high grade cannabis in smokable and edible form.

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