Marijuana Use

Colorado Marijuana Rules and Regulations

Medical Marijuana

Medical Card Eligibility Requirements

For eligibility of a medical marijuana card in the State of Colorado, you must:

  • Be a Colorado resident
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a qualifying medical condition

Qualifying Debilitating Medical Conditions

According to the Qualifying Medical Conditions Medical Marijuana Registry, from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Agency, the qualifying medical conditions are as follows:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or Aids
  • Cachexia
  • Persistent muscle spasms
  • Seizures
  • Severe nausea
  • Severe pain

Qualifying Disabling Medical Conditions

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • An Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Any condition for which a physician could prescribe an opioid

Eligibility Requirements for Minors

Minors are eligible for a medical marijuana card in the State of Colorado if:

  • The minor and primary parent are Colorado residents
  • The minor has a qualifying medical condition

All minor patients for medical marijuana use must consult with two physicians and provide two physician certifications.

Minor patients with the qualifying condition of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) must have the following:

  • There must be two different physicians who diagnose the minor patient with PTSD.
  • One of the physicians must be a board-certified pediatrician, family physician or child and/or adolescent psychiatrist and attest that he/she is part of the minor patient’s primary care provider team. The professional treating physician and/or psychiatrist should provide their attestation in the etiology section of the physician certification.
  • For additional information regarding physician certifications and minor patients with the qualifying condition of PTSD, please refer to Colorado Revised Statute (C.R.S.) 25-1.5-106.
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