Although Colorado has implemented a legal recreational cannabis market, it still operates medical marijuana dispensaries for valid patients. Colorado medical marijuana patients still pay standard sales tax on cannabis but are exempt from the high excise taxes and additional state taxes collected from recreational cannabis sales. Minors may also apply to be registered as a medical marijuana patient if they have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition.
Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Colorado include:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- If the patient has a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
- Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
- Persistent muscle spasms
- Severe nausea
- Severe pain
- Any other medical condition, or treatment for such condition, approved by the state health agency, pursuant to its rule making authority or its approval of any petition submitted by a patient or physician as provided in this section.
For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to Colorado’s Debilitating Conditions for Medical Marijuana Use, or catch up on the latest Colorado cannabis news. Below we have provided links to doctors in Fort Collins that can assist you with applying for a Medical Marijuana Card.