How to apply for a Colorado medical marijuana card
Applications must be submitted by the patient or the patient’s legal representative.
Complete applications submitted online with all correct information are approved in 1-3 business days.
The issue and expiration dates on your card will be based on the day your application was approved.
1. Check eligibility
Qualifications to apply for a Colorado medical marijuana card

2. See your physician
Your physician must meet the following requirements to recommend medical marijuana:

  • Physician must be in good standing and licensed to practice in Colorado. Contact Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies for information about physician licenses.
  • Physician must be an MD or a DO.
  • Physician is registered to submit certifications online.
  • If you or your physician is not online, they must provide you with a paper copy of your medical marijuana certification.

Minor patients

  • Must see two physicians and submit two physician certifications.
  • Minor patients with the qualifying condition of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder must have one certification from a board-certified pediatrician, board-certified family physician, or board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. This physician or psychiatrist must attest he or she is on the patient’s primary care team and has diagnosed the patient as having a disabling medical condition.
3. Watch instructional video

4. Gather required information

5. Create a user name first-time online user or
Login returning online user

6. Complete and submit your application
Click “new patient registration” to start your application if this is your first time applying or renewing online
Apply by mail
  • Reserved for applicants who do not have access to any internet resources
  • 6-8 weeks to process


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