Apply for a Colorado Medical Marijuana Card

Talk to a licensed Colorado medical marijuana doctor and get approved or your money back! If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL

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Legal Status

Medical & Recreational

Possession Limits

Medical patients


2 oz poss. limit

2 oz daily purchase

Recreational users


2 oz poss. limit

1 oz daily purchase

State Taxes

Medical patients


Recreational users




Why Get a Colorado
Med Card

Greater purchase limits

Save over 12% on cannabis purchases

Enhanced legal protection

Access to higher potency strains

Skip the dispensary line

Peace of mind

Colorado Savings Explained

Excluded from 12% excise tax
2x greater purchase limits
HUGE cash and time savings!

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Colorado

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Schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in CO through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. If you have medical records indicating that you have one of the qualifying condition(s) please provide them upon completing your Veriheal profile.

Do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance with getting an appointment set. Our team would be more than happy to help.


Consult with a doctor in person for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete and if you are approved, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana. Once you have this you can then apply to the state.

Every patient will need to prove Colorado residency for their application to be accepted by the state of CO. The state only accepts COLORADO ID or Driver’s Licenses and requires patients’ SSN for approval.


Once you are approved, you’ll register with the state and submit an application. The state will process your application and notify you of your approval and mail your card. Once you have your card in hand, you can begin purchasing from medical dispensaries.

In Colorado, patients will need to re-certify their license annually by seeing a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you setup a renewal consultation.

What You Get Using Veriheal in Colorado

Medical Cannabis Recommendation

Cannabis Consultation

Digital Cannabis Certification

New Patients & Renewals Welcome

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FREE Personalized Cannabis Consultation Included (usually $79)

Just So You Know...

  • You can book a combo consultation with a friend or family member and you EACH get $10 off your appointment.
  • If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL.
  • Separate from getting your card, you will be able to have a one on one with a world-class cannabis expert to help you take a deeper look at your ailment(s) and how to best leverage cannabis for your own well-being. These appointments are usually $79, but we are including it for free for Colorado patients.
  • Your recommendation is valid for 1 year in Colorado and you will need to re-certify your license with another appointment when it expires.

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Medical Cannabis Savings Taxes explained and the benefits of getting your medical card in Colorado

Recreational Marijuana Taxes in Colorado

15% excise tax

Medical Marijuana Taxes in Colorado

2.9% excise tax


Estimated Savings Having a Medical Marijuana Card


Cost Information

Below is cost information for getting a Colorado medical marijuana card through Veriheal. When it's time to renew your card, we'll reach out with an exclusive price.

Medical Marijuana Certificate
Additional State fee

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Colorado's Cannabis Program - Quick Stats

Total Number of Medical Marijuana Patients:


The number is as of December 2023.

Number of Licensed Dispensaries:


Colorado is home to the third-highest number of dispensaries in the country.

Range of Medical Marijuana Products Available:

Dry cannabis flower, tinctures, suppositories, edibles, extracts, pre-rolls, vapes, and concentrates

All formulations of cannabis are available in Colorado.

Average Price of Medical Marijuana Products:

Approx. $12 per gram

An ounce of medical cannabis costs around $162 (compared with $250 for a recreational ounce).

Number of Licensed Cultivators and Processors:


Colorado residents over the age of 21 may grow up to six plants per person, with as many as three plants flowering at one time.

Annual Revenue from Marijuana Sales:

2.62 Billion (2023)

Colorado sold close to $15.4 billion worth of cannabis in 2023.

About Cannabis in Colorado

Recently in Colorado Cannabis news, HB 1279 was passed by the House by a vote of 40 to 23. It passed the Senate 23 to 12. It now heads to the Governor’s desk.

House Bill 1279 permits residents to purchase marijuana products online with the opportunity to pick up their product or have it delivered to their homes.

The Centennial State, according to Pharma Live is in the green for both medicinal and recreational sales since its respective legalization in 2001 and 2012. “2019 sales in Colorado alone were $779 million and analysts believe that retail cannabis sales, both medical and recreational, might reach $15 billion in 2020 and grow to $37 billion by 2024,” according to the news source. 

Benzinga reports while the average number of cardholders declined in 2019, cannabis prescription spending per month increased from $313 to $400 a month, “with a notable uptick in April just as the COVID-19 pandemic began its assault.” Though not conclusive, the numbers suggest the rise in sales during quarantine accounts for the cannabis sales to those who suffer from anxiety and depression, two significant side effects of social distancing. 

One of the first states to legalize cannabis recreationally in 2012, Colorado has gone to great lengths to offer its locals a solid medical cannabis license program, complimented by the addition of recreational use available to all residents.

Qualifying Conditions

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, qualifying debilitating medical conditions include: 

Colorado also allows three qualifying disabling conditions which include: 

Along with having a qualifying condition, a patient must be a resident of the state with a driver’s license or identification verifying proof of address, be at least 18-years-old, provide the $29.50 application fee, and have a physician’s certification confirming qualifying conditions. Once approved, a Colorado medical marijuana card must be renewed every year, which can be handled online. Additionally, a patient must have a new physical examination every 12 months to hold a valid cannabis license. 

Application Process for a Colorado Medical Marijuana Card

Applications can be filled out online. Applications containing errors or expired documents will take longer to process.

1. Obtain a physician’s recommendation.
2. Submit a valid Colorado driver’s license or ID to establish residency.
3. Designate a caregiver and submit a valid caregiver’s registration ID, if applicable.
4. Designate cultivation status.
5. Pay a $29.50 Medical Marijuana Registry Identification card fee.

Who Can Qualify as a Primary Caregiver?

Colorado has four types of caregivers: parents of a patient who is a minor, those who advise, those who transport, and and those who cultivate. Once a patient is qualified in Colorado, they can add a caregiver to their account. However, the state has specific provisions for parents:

Parents/legal guardians of minor children listed as the ‘primary caregiver’ do not need to register in the Caregiver Registry unless they cultivate more than 36 plants for the patient. Parents growing fewer than 36 plants are encouraged to register their cultivation location at the Caregiver Registry, but this is not required.”

Colorado makes it convenient for patients and caregivers to register together, simplifying the registration process. 

Possession Limits in Colorado

Adults 21 years of age or older in Colorado may have one ounce (1 oz) or 28.5 grams of dry cannabis or marijuana concentrate.

The medical use of marijuana by a patient with a medical card is permissible within the following boundaries: no more than two (2) ounces of a usable form of marijuana; no more than six (6) plants, three (3) or less mature.

Cultivation Limits in Colorado

Recreational and medicinal cannabis cultivation is legal in Colorado with certain growing restrictions. Any adult Colorado resident can grow up to six plants per person, with no more than three 3 of the plants in the flowering phase. You must be a legal resident of Colorado to cultivate cannabis. No more than twelve (12) complete plants per residence are permitted irrespective of the amount of adults residing there. Cannabis plants must be kept out of sight in an enclosed area and are not legal for sale. Colorado’s home grow laws are different for medical marijuana users. 

Caregivers must provide the address of the cultivation site and the registration number for each patient they serve. Those plants and their corresponding patient registration numbers must be registered with the state if any patient qualifies for an extended plant count. The particular regulations of agriculture and the counts of patient plants differ from town to county. Parent caregivers who grow less than 36 plants, however, are not required to register with the Caregivers Registry.

How to Renew Your Colorado Medical Marijuana Card with Veriheal

To renew your Colorado medical marijuana card through Veriheal, you’ll need to schedule a renewal appointment with one of our physicians. They can confirm that you still need medical cannabis for your qualifying condition and help you with the renewal process. We will remind you when it’s almost time for your renewal appointment, or you can reach out to our Customer Service Department so we can assist you and apply a renewal discount for you.

How Long Does a Medical Marijuana Card Last in Colorado?

A medical marijuana card in Colorado is valid for one year.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a qualified patient; how do I go about getting a Colorado medical marijuana card?

It’s simple. Use the form at the top of this page to begin the process, and Veriheal will start setting you up with a physician who can evaluate your health and confirm your condition.

The medical marijuana evaluation and approval with Veriheal is $199, with a full guarantee if you are not approved you will get your money back. Veriheal also provides a free $59 personalized consultation for Colorado patients when they get their medical marijuana recommendation through the platform. The state of Colorado charges an additional $29.50 for the card application fee.

No, the state does not offer any physician referrals, which is why Veriheal has set up shop in Colorado to assist residents who wish to apply for a medical marijuana card.

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, qualifying debilitating medical conditions include: cachexia, cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, persistent muscle spasms, seizures, severe nausea, and severe pain. Colorado also allows three qualifying disabling conditions which include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and any condition for which a physician could prescribe an opioid.

No, anxiety is not currently a qualifying condition for medical cannabis in Colorado.

Severe pain is one of the qualifying debilitating conditions. Contact Veriheal and consult with a medical marijuana physician to learn more.

Yes. To be approved for a medical cannabis license in Colorado, an applicant must provide either a state driver’s license or identification card to prove they live at a specific address.

That depends on the state you are visiting, which is why it is essential to contact the state you visit to find out their medical cannabis rules and regulations.

In Colorado, medical marijuana patients are able to purchase all types of products such as dry cannabis flower, tinctures, edibles, extracts, concentrates, vapes, and suppositories.

Medical cannabis patients can purchase 2 oz of cannabis per day, while recreational users can only purchase 1 oz of cannabis per day.

Adults 21+ years or older with valid I.D can purchase up to eight 100mg edibles or up to 800mg of edibles.

The average medical cannabis ounce costs around $162 in Colorado. For recreational cannabis, the average ounce costs closer to $250.

Yes, there are no state limits on how many dispensaries you can visit per day in Colorado.

Data Last Updated 04/22/2024

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