Colorado: Medical Marijuana Handbook
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2023 Colorado Medical Marijuana Handbook
Colorado has 7 bordering states consisting of Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming.
Medical marijuana is legal in Arizona and is subject to a cannabis sales tax of 5.60%. There is no cannabis excise tax charged on medical marijuana in Arizona.
Medical marijuana is legal in New Mexico , but they choose not to tax medical marijuana. There is, however, a 5% cannabis excise tax on all sales of medical marijuana in New Mexico.
Medical marijuana is legal in Oklahoma and is subject to a cannabis sales tax of 4.50%. There is also a 7% cannabis excise tax on all sales of medical marijuana in Oklahoma.
Medical marijuana is legal in Utah , but there is no cannabis sales tax on it. There is no cannabis excise tax charged on medical marijuana in Utah.
Medical Marijuana is illegal in Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming, so there is no tax on medical marijuana in those states.
About Colorado Medical Marijuana
Is medical marijuana legal in Colorado?
Yes, medical marijuana is legal in Colorado
When and how did Colorado legalize marijuana for medical use?
Colorado legalized medical marijuana in 2000. This law was passed using Ballot Amendment 20 and passed with a vote of 54%. The official name for this law is the Colorado Medical Marijuana Code: Medical use of marijuana by persons diagnosed with debilitating medical conditions
Colorado Medical Marijuana possession limits
- 2 oz.
- Between 36 and 99 depending on circumstances
Is it legal to grow marijuana for medicinal use at home in Colorado?
Yes, medical marijuana patients are allowed to grow marijuana for medicinal use.
Only primary caregivers and medical marijuana cultivation centers may cultivate medical marijuana. Primary caregivers are limited to 36 plants unless their patient has an extended plant count. The caregiver is limited to 12 plants on a residential property with a cap of 24 plants regardless of the number of persons residing there. Overall, a primary caregiver may not cultivate more than 99 plants.
Are there medical dispensaries available to patients?
Yes, as long as the patient presents the appropriate documentation for Colorado.
Is there a list of specific conditions for medical marijuana in Colorado?
Colorado only allows medical use of Marijuana, or Marijuana related products, in patients with a debilitating medical condition. Some examples are:
- seizures including those that are characteristic of epilepsy
- persistent muscle spasms including those that are characteristic of multiple sclerosis
- or conditions such as cachexia, severe pain, or severe nausea
The list above, and more detailed information on it, can be found in the Colorado medical marijuana law
Does Colorado have a medical registry system or ID card?
Yes, Colorado keeps track of their medical marijuna patients.
To obtain a registry card, the applicant must reside in Colorado, submit an application, and pay a fee of $29.50. This fee is waived for individuals who can prove that they are indigent. The patient's doctor must specify the maximum THC potency level of medical marijuana that they recommend. Registry cards are good for one year.
Does Colorado recognize patients from other states?
No, Colorado does not recognize patients from any state.
Are there any age restrictions for medical marijuana in Colorado?
Minors under the age of 18 may obtain a registry card. However, they must have written documentation from two (2) physicians as well as consent from each of the patient's parents who reside in Colorado to allow the patient to use medical marijuana. The patient and their parent must reside in Colorado and the parent must give their consent in writing to serve as the caregiver.