Colorado Medical Marijuana ID card.
Acquiring access to medical marijuana in the U.S. is becoming simpler all the time. As of 2020, medical marijuana programs are obtainable in 33 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. If you live in one of these locations and are interested in making marijuana part of your medical care, you’ll need to work with your doctor to apply for an ID card. Before you start the procedure, get familiar with your local laws in Colorado and regulations so that you’ll know what to expect and how to go forward.
In most states, you must be diagnosed with one or more qualifying medical conditions in order to get a medical marijuana card. The list of approved condition varies from one place to another, so look closely at the list of conditions on your local medical marijuana program’s website.
- You may also be able to request a list of qualifying conditions from your doctor or your local public health department.
- Common conditions that qualify for treatment with medical marijuana include cancer, seizure disorders, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, and severe pain for which your doctor might otherwise prescribe an opioid.
- Some states allow the use of medical marijuana for almost any condition, while others are much more restrictive. A few states have “limited access” programs where qualifying patients can use low-THC, high-CBD cannabis products to treat a variety of conditions.
How to get a Colorado Identification Card
Colorado residents may hold a Colorado driver license OR Colorado ID card – not both.
- You must provide identification documents to prove full legal name, date of birth, identity and lawful presence in the United States.
- You must provide proof of your Social Security number.
- You must provide proof of current your Colorado address.
- ID card (under 60 years old) $11.50
- ID card (over 60 years old) FREE
An entire list of fees is available here.
Renew your ID card:
Reduce your wait time and schedule an appointment online.
Check eligibility to renew online (ID cards that were valid for 10 years are not eligible to renew online).
- Check eligibility to renew-by-mail (ID cards that were valid for 10 years are not eligible to renew-by-mail).
0 – 21 years of age: must visit an office to renew or replace ID card.
Turning 21 years of age: must visit an office on or after 21st birthday to renew.
21 – 64 years of age: may either visit an office or renew online/by mail up to two times in a row.
65 years of age and older: may either visit an office or renew online/by mail every time.