How to apply for a Colorado medical marijuana card

Back to Medical Marijuana Registry Patients 

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.
  • You applied by mail and your card number is in the format ##-###-###-XX 
  • You are not able to create a registration using your email or social security number
Once you have access to your online account, follow the steps below to complete your application
Before you apply 

1. Check eligibility

2. Review tips to submit a successful application

3. See your physician

4. Watch instructional video

5. Gather required information
Make sure all your documents are current.

6. Create an account  



1. Login 

2. Enter patient information

  • If you do not see your name, click “new” to enter your patient information. 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 “Physician certification” tab
  2. Click “new”
  3. Choose your physician certification from the drop-down menu
  4. Click “save”

4. Enter cultivation information 
Skip this step if you answered “yes” to the question “Once you receive your registry card, will you get all of your medical marijuana from a center (dispensary)?”

5. Pay
Use a credit card, debit card or electronic check.


After you apply

1. Check your email
You will receive a message telling you to login to 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.