Info

 

informationWhat to expect when you arrive:
*Please fill out all mandatory paperwork and sign
*You will have an initial wellness consultation upon your first visit that will help us get to know how to best suit your individual needs.

State of Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry
You may contact the state registry at the following:
E-Mail: medical.marijuana@state.co.us
Phone: (303) 692-2184
http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/hs/medicalmarijuana/

Mailing Address:
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Medical Marijuana Registry
HSVRD-MMP-A1
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, Colorado 80246-1530

Amendment 20, approved by Colorado voters in November 2000, authorizes the use of marijuana to alleviate certain debilitating medical conditions: cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS positive, cachexia; severe pain; severe nausea; seizures, including those that are characteristic of epilepsy; or persistent muscle spasms, including those that are characteristic of multiple sclerosis. In addition, patients and physicians may submit petitions to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to include other medical conditions that may be alleviated by the medical use of marijuana. Amendment 20 authorizes a patient or a primary caregiver who has been issued a Medical Marijuana Registry identification card to possess no more than two ounces of a usable form of marijuana and not more than six marijuana plants, with three or fewer being mature, flowering plants that are producing a usable form of marijuana.

Do I qualify under Amendment 20?
Patients who wish to determine their eligibility for medical marijuana treatment must find a doctor with whom the patient can work comfortably and confidentially. The advocacy group Americans for Safe Access lists the following ailments as fitting the definition of a debilitating medical condition:

* Cancer
* Glaucoma
* Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
* Cachexia (wasting)
* Severe pain
* Severe nausea
* Seizures, including those that are characteristic of epilepsy;
* Persistent muscle spasms/spasticity, including those that are characteristic of multiple sclerosis.

Following the medical assessment by your physician, the doctor (who must be licensed to practice medicine in Colorado) needs to complete and provide the appropriate certification to the patient. This document confirms that you have received a diagnosis of one of the qualifying medical conditions. Patients may then apply to the Medical Marijuana Registry and request the proper state identification card. Because there is no formal prescription given to medical marijuana patients, it is not available through pharmacies. Your doctor can only recommend — not prescribe — medical marijuana for your condition. Neither the Medical Marijuana Registry nor any agency of the state provides information as to how or where to obtain medical marijuana.

Recommendations:
* * Send physicians packet via certified US mail.
* * Registry cards can take up to 9 weeks to arrive.
* * Once you receive your signed physicians certification you are legal.
* * Your state registry card offers additional protections.
* * Keep up to date on address and caregiver changes.
* * Have copies of your registry and physician documentation available.
* * Gather medical records and injury/health history.
* * Make copies of everything! Don’t forget Care Giver ID’s and notarized copies.