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Colorado Medical Marijuana Card

Changes to Fee Waiver Process: Effective January 1, 
2012, the Registry will only accept certified Colorado 
tax returns as proof of income.  To apply for a fee 
waiver, patients must submit a Request for Fee 
Waiver/Tax-Exempt Status (form #MMR1010) with 
their application packet. Several community partners 
have asked the Registry how patients who are not 
required to file a tax return can meet these 
requirements.  “A person who is not required to file a 
federal return would generally report $0 federal taxable 
income, although their gross income would have to be 
reported on line 25 of the Colorado return,” said 
Richard Giardini, Taxpayer Service Division Director 
for the Colorado Department of Revenue. “There are 
many volunteer groups that prepare returns for the low 
income for free.”
Application fee reduced: Effective January 1, 2012, 
the application fee  is $35.  Please advise patients to 
carefully assess the application fee that must be 
submitted with their paperwork.  The Registry has 
a ‘no refund’ policy. 
New Forms December 2011: The Registry has 
released new versions of all forms effective  
December 1, 2011.  Modifications have been made  
to the forms in response to regulatory changes and the 
reduction of application fees effective January 1, 2012. 
The forms also feature changes recommended by 
community partners.  Please begin using these forms 
immediately.  The Registry will accept the October 
2011 version of Physician Certifications until  
February 29, 2012. 

 

***Changes to Fee Waiver Process: Effective January 1, 2012, the Registry will only accept certified Colorado tax returns as proof of income.  To apply for a fee waiver, patients must submit a Request for Fee Waiver/Tax-Exempt Status (form #MMR1010) with their application packet. Several community partners have asked the Registry how patients who are not required to file a tax return can meet these requirements.  “A person who is not required to file a federal return would generally report $0 federal taxable income, although their gross income would have to be reported on line 25 of the Colorado return,” said Richard Giardini, Taxpayer Service Division Director for the Colorado Department of Revenue. “There are many volunteer groups that prepare returns for the low income for free.”

***Application fee reduced: Effective January 1, 2012, the application fee  is $35.  Please advise patients to carefully assess the application fee that must be submitted with their paperwork.  The Registry has a ‘no refund’ policy. 

***New Forms December 2011: The Registry has released new versions of all forms effective  December 1, 2011.  Modifications have been made  to the forms in response to regulatory changes and the reduction of application fees effective January 1, 2012. The forms also feature changes recommended by community partners.  Please begin using these forms immediately.  The Registry will accept the October 2011 version of Physician Certifications until  February 29, 2012. 

 

Colorado Medical Marijuana Card

Since Coloradoans passed Amendment 20, the Colorado Board of Health has created a set of rules and regulations which create a confidential statewide registry of medical marijuana patients and caregivers with ID cards for all registered patients. Under Colorado Medical Marijuana Law, a Medical Marijuana Registry ID card (also referred to as a medical marijuana card, a pot card, or cannabis card) is mandatory for all patients being treated with medical marijuana. This card can be obtained from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The cost is $35 and the application process may take up to 30 days.

How to Obtain a Medical Marijuana Card in Colorado

  1. Fill out the appropriate application:

    New/Renewal Applications and Instructions for patients over age 18

    New/Renewal Applications and Instructions for patients under age 18  

  2. Send the application, a legible copy of your Colorado driver's license or identification card, and a check or money order for $35 to:

Medical Marijuana Registry
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
HSVR-ADM2-A1
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, Colorado 80246-1530

PHONE: (303) 692-2184 || EMAIL: medical.marijuana@state.co.us 

***Please note all applications, renewals and change forms must be submitted via mail and include a legible photo-copy of the patient’s and care-giver’s Colorado identification. Faxes and emails will not be accepted***

 

Related Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry Forms