HOW TO GET YOUR MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD
Along with California, Colorado is probably among one of the most ‘famous’ marijuana-friendly states. It was among the first to allow MMJ when 54% of citizens accepted Amendment 20 in November 2000. The state was 2nd to only Washington in terms of ending up being the very first American state to allow adult-use marijuana. Change 64 was enacted in November 2012 as well, and ended up being official the adhering to month. The very first sale occurred in January 2014.
Now that it is possible to acquire recreational cannabis, what’s the point of undergoing the MMJ process in Colorado? There are some excellent reasons for ending up being a medical cannabis cardholder. Firstly, your cannabis is cheaper due to lower tax obligations; you do not pay the 10% sales tax obligation, for example. If you are a routine user, the expense of the application procedure is value for money in the long-lasting.
Some dispensaries have a ‘medical’ side as well as a ‘recreational’ one. You may see even more potent THC items, and buy a higher amount than an adult-use client. Likewise, MMJ patients aged 18+ can apply, and there is also a provision for minors. Only those aged 21+ can acquire recreational weed in Colorado. If you think you qualify, keep reviewing to discover how to obtain a clinical marijuana card in Denver.
Do you have a debilitating condition that cannabis could (or already does) treat? Getting your red card is easy (if you qualify). A red card is also known as a med card, purple card, or MMJ license.
Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, cachexia, persistent muscle spasms, seizures, severe nausea, and severe pain are currently listed as approved debilitating conditions for which a physician can recommend medical cannabis. If your condition is not already on the list of debilitating conditions, you can petition to have it added by clicking here.
If you’re not sure that you have a qualifying condition, you will need to call our physician’s office to speak with a medical assistant about your situation, and whether or not we can see you for a medical marijuana evaluation in Colorado. Our office is located at 450 Lincoln St. Denver, CO if you would rather stop by in person (we accept walk-ins.)
If you are sure you have a qualifying condition, you will need to bring your Colorado state ID or drivers license card. If you do not have your ID and do not know how to get one, click here. You may also need to bring medical records, so this is important to read: our physicians need to see your medical records (unless you are 31 years of age or older, or renewing with the same doctor.) If you are not exempt from sending us documents, please download our medical record release form, here.
After you have gathered the above information, you can save time during your clinic visit by completing your MMJ application at home. Download and print the forms one day before your appointment, here.
When you bring in your ID and medical records, our physicians will evaluate your medical history and perform a detailed physical exam. If they determine that medical marijuana could be effective in treating your condition, they will recommend (not prescribe) MMJ to you that moment. If you are not qualified, you will not be required to pay for the exam or license fees, and you will receive a refund.
Colorado state law allows a medical marijuana patient to purchase up to 2 ounces, about 56 grams in a single transaction. Also, a patient can grow six plants, so long as 3 or fewer plants are immature. For more information on what you can and can’t do in Colorado with your medical marijuana license, click here.