Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Colorado Medical Marijuana Laws

Colorado — Amendment 20, a constitutional amendment ballot initiative, passed with 54% of the vote in 2000. In 2010, two bills were enacted to amend the medical marijuana law, H.B. 1284 and S.B. 109. More minor revisions have been subsequently approved by the legislature. The citations of the statutes are Colo. Rev. Stat. § 12-43.3-101, 18-18-406.3, and 25-1.5-106 et seq. The constitutional amendment is Article XVIII, Section 14. Department of Health Rules on medical marijuana are available at 5 CCR 1006-2. The Medical Marijuana Enforcement Group rules are available online. The rule on residency is available at 1 CCR 212-1.

Qualifying for the Program: To qualify for an ID card, a patient must reside in Colorado and submit a fee and written documentation from a physician in good standing in Colorado certifying that the patient "might benefit from the medical use of marijuana" in connection with a specified qualifying medical condition.

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