Register as a provider to recommend medical marijuana

 
All certifications must be submitted online. You will need to set up your online account in order to submit certifications online. 
 
Check eligibility
To recommend medical marijuana for debilitating and disabling medical conditions in Colorado you must:
  • Be an M.D. or D.O. 
  • Be in good standing and licensed to practice medicine in Colorado.
  • Have a valid, unrestricted DEA certification. 
To recommend medical for only disabling medical conditions in Colorado you must:
  • Be one of the following types of advanced practice practitioners with prescriptive authority:
    • Dentist.
    • Physician assistant.
    • Advanced nurse practitioner.
    • Podiatrist.
    • Optometrist.
  • Be in good standing and licensed to practice in Colorado.
  • Have a valid, unrestricted DEA certification.
 
Physician with an MD or DO
  • Enter your information and upload copies of your valid Colorado ID or driver’s license, Colorado physician license, and DEA certificate.
  • As part of the identity and credential verification process, you will be asked a series of questions. Only you will know the answers to these questions, which protects your identity, account, and certifications. Learn more about identity verification 
  • Email physician.medicalmarijuana@state.co.us if you are unable to create an account using your information
2. Receive registration approval
Once your information has been verified, you will receive an email with directions to log into your account. 
 
Advanced practice practitioners with prescriptive authority 
1. Email physician.medicalmarijuana@state.co.us with the following information
  • The completed Provider Confidentiality Agreement. Please sign the agreement as typed signatures will not be accepted.
  • A copy of your current DEA certification.
  • A copy of your signed Colorado provider license issued by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.
  • A copy of your Colorado driver’s license or identification card.
2. Receive registration approval.
Once your information has been verified, you will receive an email with directions to log in. It will take approximately 3-5 business days to process your information and set up your account. 
 
 

​Other resources:

Medical Marijuana Research Grant Program

Marijuana health care provider resources

Evidence-based studies and related dosing information

Statistics and data

Laws and policies