medical marijuana colorado

Medical Marijuana in Colorado

In the year 2000, Colorado citizens voted to make marijuana 'medical' and Amendment 20 was 'born.'

Marijuana became a constitutional right for Colorado residents over the age of 18; as long as they have a doctor's recommendation and submit an application to the Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment.

" Colorado regulated cannabis for medical purposes and currently has over 150,000+ registered patients. El Paso County has over 15,000+. 68% are male and 32% are female cannabis patients. " the Colorado Dept. of Health & Environment

MMJ Prohibition has "Cleary Failed"
"Enforcement of criminal marijuana prohibition has failed to reduce marijuana use and access in the United States, according to a report released by the International Center for Science in Drug Policy. " the U.S. Government Data Report 2011

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MMJ ID Card Requirements


Residency & Age
Must be a Colorado resident over 18 years old.


Pain & Suffering
Severe pain; cachexia; seizures, nausea; epilepsy; multiple sclerosis; or persistent muscle spasm.


MMJ Doctor's Recommendation
Must have a licensed MMJ doctor recommendation.


2 forms to the CDPHE
Must submit application & doctor's recommendation to the CDPHE with a $15 red card registration fee.

A Brief History of Medical Marijuana in Colorado


November 7, 2000: Fifty-four percent of voters approved Amendment 20 and made medical marijuana a Constitutional right for adults.


January, the US Ogden Memo opened the doors for greater investment. In less than a year over 1,200 medical marijuana centers opened.


June 7, Colorado signed into law HB1284 to regulate, monitor and support medical marijuana businesses. Colorado leads the nation.


On July 1st, Colorado enacted the most revolutionary medical marijuana laws in the United States; supported, registered and regulated by the State and the newly created MMED.