23 Legal States

Colorado Medical Marijuana

Colorado Medical Marijuana Program and General Colorado Cannabis Information

Approved Nov. 7, 2000 by 54% of voters and Effective June 1, 2001

The State of Colorado has a legalized medical marijuana program, which allows legal medical marijuana patients to receive a marijuana recommendation from a certified physician, apply for a State-issued Colorado Medical Marijuana Red Card, grow and/or purchase marijuana for medicinal use per Colorado state guidelines.

Possession and Cultivation in Colorado

A patient or a primary caregiver who has been issued a Medical Marijuana Registry identification card may possess no more than two ounces of a usable form of marijuana.

A patient may not have more than six marijuana plants, with three or fewer being mature, flowering plants that are producing a usable form of marijuana. Patients who do not join the registry or possess greater amounts of marijuana than allowed by law may argue the "affirmative defense of medical necessity" if they are arrested on marijuana charges.

Colorado Program Updates and Changes

We have compiled the following Colorado medical marijuana index of information to serve as a medical library to our users for legal reference of Colorado's laws, guidelinesand program details regarding medical cannabis use in Colorado.

Since the Colorado medical marijuana program is still changing their laws and new Colorado medical marijuana laws are being enacted on a monthly basis, please be sure to visit our site frequently to get the most updated laws as it pertains to the Colorado medical marijuana program. Please click a corresponding link to find out more about your Colorado's Medical Marijuana Program.

Please note: In order to become a legal medical marijuana patient you must first have a qualifying condition as outlined by the department of health services and/or department of justice. For a comprehensive list of Colorado's medical marijuana qualifying conditions you can visit our qualifying conditions section located on the top of our menu under "legal states".

House Bill 1284 - Amended and effective June 7, 2010

Senate Bill 109 - Amended and Effective June 7, 2010

Colorado Qualification

Find out Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Colorado in our definitive guide of Colorado's qualification guidelines. Read up on medical conditions that are covered under Colorado's medical marijuana program, age restrictions, criminal conviction restrictions, and more.

Colorado Medical Marijuana Laws

Read Colorado's Full Medical Marijuana Laws to gain full specific knowledge of Colorado's exact legal guidelines without interpretation. We suggest that you print Colorado's Full Medicinal Marijuana Laws for use with our MyDoc program in order to provide your physician full insight into Colorado's laws for his knowledge.

Colorado Medical Marijuana Card

Find out how to obtain a{n} Colorado Medical Marijuana Card with our guide to Colorado's state medicinal marijuana ID program. Some states require that you obtain your card prior to obtaining your medicine, so read here first to ensure that you know Colorado's requirements.

Colorado Medical Marijuana Facts

Our list of Colorado Medical Marijuana Facts will help you seperate the facts from the myths in Colorado's state program. Find out the truth from the leading source in marijuana education.