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 $90 and the application process may take up to 30 days.
***As of July 1, 2011 we have posted new Adult Application forms and Minor Application forms on our website. Please start using the new forms immediately. Old Application forms, Physician Certification forms, and Parental Consent forms signed prior to 6/30/2011 will be accepted until 8/31/2011***
HOW TO OBTAIN A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD IN COLORADO
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
Send the application, a legible copy of your Colorado driver's license or identification card, and 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
HOW TO QUALIFY FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN COLORADO
- Must be a Colorado Resident with a valid Colorado I.D. as proof of residency. If you do not have a Colorado I.D. an out of state I.D., passport, or other photo I.D. with proof of residency such as bank statement, utility bill, etc. is acceptable.
- Obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from your primary care physician describing their diagnosis. Learn how to request your medical records.
- Receive a written certification/recommendation from a physician that is licensed in the state of Colorado that states you will benefit from the medicinal use of marijuana. The physician should keep copies of this on file for the verification process. Find a medical marijuana doctor in Colorado here.
- Obtain a medical marijuana card from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The cost is $90 and the application process may take up to 30 days. Patients over age 18 can download the application form here. Patients under age 18 can download the form here.