How to apply for a Colorado medical marijuana card

Applications submitted online with all correct information are approved in 1-3 business days. Applications take longer to process if they are submitted with incorrect information or expired documents.
Applications must be submitted by the patient or the patient’s legal representative.
The issue and expiration dates on your card will be based on the day your application was approved.
Before you apply 

1. Check eligibility

2. Review tips to submit a successful application

3. See your physician | Make an appointment with us online in real time

4. Watch instructional video

5. Gather required information
Make sure all your documents are current.

6. Create an account 



1. Login

2. Click “new”
New patients and renewal patients using the system for the first time should click “new”.

3. Enter patient information

  • If you plan to buy your medical marijuana from a center, choose “yes” for the question “Once you receive your registry card, will you get all of your medical marijuana from a center (dispensary)?”
  • Double-check everything before you click “save and submit.”

4. Add physician certification

  1. Click the “Physician certification” tab
  2. Click “new”
  3. Choose your physician certification from the drop-down menu
  4. Click “save”

5. Enter cultivation information
Skip this step if you answered “yes” to the question “Once you receive your registry card, will you get all of your medical marijuana from a center (dispensary)?”

6. Pay
Use a credit card, debit card or electronic check.


After you apply

1. Check your email
You will receive a message telling you to login to your account.

2. Log into your account
Click the “Notifications” tab to read messages.

3. Print or display your card
Click the “print card” button to print your card or display it from a mobile device after you have been approved. If you applied online you will not receive a card in the mail.
Display your card on an Apple device 


  • Reserved for applicants who do not have access to any internet resources
  • 6-8 weeks to process
  • Applicants who apply by mail will be mailed a card, and will not have access to their online account.


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