How to get your Medical Marijuana Card

Do you have a debilitating condition that cannabis could (or already does) treat? Getting your red card is easy (if you qualify). A red card is also known as a med card, purple card, or MMJ license.

Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, cachexia, persistent muscle spasms, seizures, severe nausea, and severe pain are currently listed as approved debilitating conditions for which a physician can recommend medical cannabis. If your condition is not already on the list of debilitating conditions, you can petition to have it added by clicking here.


If you’re not sure that you have a qualifying condition, you will need to call our physicians office to speak with a medical assistant about your situation, and whether or not we can see you for a medical marijuana evaluation in Colorado. Our office is located at 450 Lincoln St. Denver, CO if you would rather stop by in person (we accept walk-ins.)

If you are sure you have a qualifying condition, you will need to bring your Colorado state ID or drivers license card. If you do not have your ID and do not know how to get one, click here. You may also need to bring medical records, so this is important to read: our physicians need to see your medical records (unless you are 31 years of age or older, or renewing with the same doctor.) If you are not exempt from sending us documents, please download our medical record release form, here.

After you have gathered the above information, you can save time during your clinic visit by completing your MMJ application at home. Download and print the forms one day before your appointment, here.


When you bring in your ID and medical records, our physicians will evaluate your medical history and perform a detailed physical exam. If they determine that medical marijuana could be effective in treating your condition, they will recommend (not prescribe) MMJ to you that moment. If you are not qualified, you will not be required to pay for the exam or license fees, and you will receive a refund.

Colorado state law allows a medical marijuana patient to purchase up to 2 ounces, about 56 grams in a single transaction.  Also, a patient can grow six plants, so long as 3 or fewer plants are immature. For more information on what you can and can’t do in Colorado with your medical marijuana license, click here.