Colorado Medical Marijuana License Application/ Rules and Regulations:  

Step Two: Talk to your Doctor

-Let your doctor know what is troubling you and that Medical Marijuana has been an effective treatment for you. Make sure to get a completed "Physicians Certification Form" before you go!

-Most doctors can help you fill out your Medical Marijuana License Application form as well, so don't be afraid to ask!

Step Five: Submitting your  Application

 Here is what your complete application should include:

- A completed, signed and notarized application form

- Physician’s Certification Form signed by your doctor at the time of your evaluation

- Copy of your identification

            - A copy of your Colorado driver’s license or state ID -or-  A copy of your out-of-state driver’s license or state ID, and proof of residency such as a pay stub or utility bill. -Application Fee -or- Fee Waiver/Tax Exempt Status Form

- Cash and temporary checks are not accepted for the fee, write a check or money order payable to CDPHE for the amount of $15.00. Include the patient’s name on the form of payment.

         (If you are submitting a Fee Waiver/Tax Exempt Status Form , also send a certified copy of your most recent Colorado tax return)

If you are mailing your application, send it via certified mail to this address:

CPHDE HSV – 8608 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South Denver, CO 80246 – 1530


*If you are dropping off your application go to the southeast entrance of Building C at the Colorado Department of Public Health

Monday – Friday from 7:00a – 6:00p. The box is located inside the first set of glass doors.

The address of the location is 710 S. Ash Street, Denver, CO 80246-1530


Please note: Forms must be sent within 60 days of your Physician’s Exam

Step Four:  Get your application notarized.

-The notary may not be the caregiver, patient’s physician or person signing the form of payment. We recommend using your local bank for a notary.

- Make sure that the date of the signature and the date of the notary are the same.

Please Note:  Forms must be submitted within 10 days of notary’s signature.

 Steps to Getting Your Colorado Red Card

 – Talk to your doctor 
– Fill out your Application

 – Notarize your Application

– Submit your Application

How to apply for a Red Card in Colorado

Step Three: Fill out your Medical Marijuana License Application.

- Start by going to: to print ofdthe license application

- Fill out the Application form completely and neatly.

- Make sure you specify if you are a “New” applicant or a “Renewal” applicant.

- If you are a renewal applicant, send your application 45 – 60 days before your current Red Card expires.

Step One: Do you Qualify?

Approved Conditions


- Cancer

- Glaucoma

Approved Conditions With Doctors Permission 

- Cachexia

- Persistent muscle spasms

- Seizures

- Severe nausea

- Severe pain