Medical Cannabis Cards in Colorado
Cannabis 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
Cannabis Prohibition has “Cleary Failed”
“Enforcement of criminal cannabis prohibition has failed to reduce cannabis 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
Cannabis ID Card Requirements
1. Residency & Age
Must be a Colorado resident over 18 years old.
2. Pain & Suffering
Severe pain; cachexia; seizures, nausea; epilepsy; multiple sclerosis; or persistent muscle spasm.
3. Cannabis Doctor’s Recommendation
Must have a licensed cannabis doctor recommendation.
4. Two forms to the CDPHE
Must submit application & doctor’s recommendation to the CDPHE with a $15 red card registration fee.