Updated on January 30, 2019. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
Colorado has a very liberal attitude toward cannabis — it was one of the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012. As a result of the state’s political climate, patients have plenty of options for medical cannabis treatment.
Do you want to use cannabidiol (CBD) medicine for its non-psychoactive effects? You can find all sorts of remedies in Colorado.
Colorado legislation provides patients with many opportunities to medicate with marijuana-based CBD. Adults over 21 and registered patients can buy CBD medications at a dispensary. Recreational CBD products can often provide relief to unregistered adults.
Medical marijuana program members get to choose medicine with a high concentration of CBD for their ailments. In some cases, you can receive a prescription for Epidiolex, a CBD solution that treats seizures. Colorado lets doctors prescribe any FDA-approved cannabis medication.
You can also relieve your symptoms using hemp-based CBD. These products have a very low amount of THC, the psychoactive substance in marijuana. The Colorado government sanctions industrial hemp items with 0.3 percent THC or less. However, some local jurisdictions may prevent CBD businesses from operating. Check your local laws regarding cannabis and CBD companies.
CBD can relieve a wide range of symptoms. If you buy hemp-based or recreational CBD, you can have any condition. When you join the medical marijuana program, you get greater access to high-quality medicine. To qualify, you need to have a health issue like:
For a complete list of eligible ailments, check out our guide to qualifying for medical cannabis in Colorado.
If you have one of the above conditions, you can register for Colorado’s medical marijuana program. Follow these steps:
Many of the rules surrounding cannabis medicine and CBD medication overlap. However, you can also find legal relief using high-quality CBD products. We recommend visiting a marijuana-trained doctor no matter which treatment you choose. They’ll help you get the most out of your medicine.