How to apply for a Colorado medical marijuana card

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Applications submitted online with all correct information are approved in 1-3 business days. Applications take longer to process if they are submitted with incorrect information or expired documents. 
Applications must be submitted by the patient or the patient's legal representative.
The issue and expiration dates on your card will be based on the day your application was approved.
Before you apply 

1. Check eligibility

2. Review tips to submit a successful application

3. See your provider

4. Gather required information
Make sure all of your documents are current.

5. Create an account 
Make your account using your full legal name.  If you are a parent or legal representative applying on behalf of another person make the account in your full legal name. 


2. Enter patient information

  • If you do not see your name, click “new” to enter your patient information. Use your full legal name. Your application will be processed as a renewal if you have applied by mail in the past.
  • If you see your name, click on it to start the renewal process. 

3. Add physician certification

  1. Click the “Provider certification” tab
  2. Click “new”
  3. Choose your provider certification from the drop-down menu
  4. Click “save”
4. Enter cultivation information 
  1. Click the “Cultivation information” tab
  2. Click “new”
  3. Select your cultivation option and complete required fields
  4. Click “save”

You will be able to change your cultivation option once your card is active.

5. Pay
Use a credit card, debit card or electronic check to pay the $25 application processing fee. This fee is non-refundable and is required each time you submit an application. 

After you apply

1. Check your email
You will receive a message telling you to log into your account.

2. Log into your account 
Click the “Notifications” tab to read messages.

3. Print or display your card
Click the “print card” button to print your card or display it from a mobile device after you have been approved. If you applied online you will not receive a card in the mail. 
Display your card on an Apple device 

  • Reserved for applicants who do not have access to any internet resources
  • 6-8 weeks to process
  • Applicants who apply by mail will be mailed a card, and will not have access to their online account.