Qualifying Conditions

  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic nervous system disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nausea

Patient Possession Limits

Two ounces of usable marijuana.

Home Cultivation

Yes, patients (or their primary caregivers) may cultivate no more than six marijuana plants.

State Licensed Dispensaries Allowed


Stated Licensed Dispensaries Operational


Medical Marijuana Statues

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 § 25-1.5-106 (2003) (originally enacted as § 25-1-107(1)(jj) (2001))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)


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.



State Contact Information

Application information for the Colorado medical marijuana registry is available online or by writing:

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

Marijuana Enforcement Division Website

Reprinted with Permission of National NORML