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Who qualifies for a Medical Marijuana Registration card?

One must be a legal resident of the state of Colorado, and have recommendation from a doctor stating that you have a qualifying, debilitating medical condition to be eligible to apply for a Medical Marijuana Registration Card. Colorado state issued MMR cards are only valid in Colorado.

I qualify for a MMR card. How do I apply?

First, obtain a medical marijuana recommendation from your doctor. Not all doctors are willing to recommend medical marijuana treatments. Cancer, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS are 3 of the qualifying medical conditions.

Then complete a registration packet, and send it via certified mail to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment or drop it into one of the drop box locations. All items must be submitted in one envelope. Make sure to include the following documents in your application packet:

  1. A notarized application form- MMR1001 (adult applicants 18 years of ago or older) or MMR1002 (applicants under 18 years of age)
  2. Physician Certification form- this form is included in the application forms above, and must be completed by your doctor.
  3. A copy of the patient’s Colorado state issued identification card.
  4. If you choose to enlist the services of a caregiver, you must include the Caregiver Acknowledgement form (MMR1012), and a copy of the caregiver’s identification card.
  5. Application Fee- A $15.00 check or money order, made out to the CDPHE. You may submit form MMR1010 to request to waive this fee or if you are tax exempt.

To ensure all forms are filled out correctly, and that you are submitting all necessary paperwork, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment provides a forms checklist. This checklist will help patients avoid delays in the approval process. Allow 35 days for application review.

If your application is approved, your MMR card will be mailed to the address provided on the application. If your application is incomplete, you will receive a letter rejecting your application. If you receive a letter of rejection, you may correct the errors, and re-submit. If your application is denied, you must wait 6 months to apply again.

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