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Colorado Medical Marijuana Law

Status

Operational

Law Signed:

2001

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic nervous system disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Nausea
  • Persistent Muscle Spasms
  • Seizures

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Two ounces of usable marijuana.

HOME CULTIVATION

Yes, patients (or their primary caregivers) may cultivate no more than six marijuana plants, with three or fewer being mature, flowering plants that are producing a usable form of marijuana.

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES ALLOWED

Yes

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL

Yes

MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUTES

  • Colo. Rev. Stat. § 25-1.5-106 (2003) (originally enacted as § 25-1-107(1)(jj) (2001))
  • C.O. Const. art. XVIII, §14 (2001)
  • Colo. Rev. Stat. § 18-18-406.3 (2001)
  • Colo. Rev. Stat. §25-1.5-106 (2), (10) (2001)

CAREGIVERS

Yes, primary caregiver is a person other than the patient or the patient's physician. The caregiver must be 18 years of age or older. A patient can only have one primary caregiver at a time. A patient who has designated a primary caregiver for himself or herself may not be designated as a primary caregiver for another patient. A primary caregiver may be listed on the medical marijuana registry for no more than 5 patients.

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF REGISTERED PATIENTS

RECIPROCITY

No

CONTACT INFORMATION

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
HSVR-ADM2-A1
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Phone: 303-692-2184






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