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How A Child Becomes A Medical Marijuana Patient In Colorado


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Colorado has a special process for kids to be registered as medical marijuana patients under state law. These are the steps:

Step 1: At least one parent and the child must be Colorado residents. Residency can be established quickly.

Step 2: Two separate doctors must recommend that the child use marijuana. Doctors can make the recommendation only if they diagnose the child with one of eight conditions: cancer, HIV, glaucoma, cachexia, persistent muscle spasms, seizures, severe nausea or severe pain.

Step 3: Parents must fill out an application and get it notarized. The application includes a parental consent form that both parents must sign. Parents must submit a copy of the child's birth certificate, and they must list themselves as their child's medical marijuana caregiver.

Step 4: The Colorado Department of Pubic Health and Environment will review the application. The department typically takes about five weeks to issue a medical marijuana card. Incomplete applications are rejected, and parents have 60 days to fix the mistakes. If an application is denied, parents must wait six months before reapplying.


News Moderator: Shandar @ 420 MAGAZINE ®
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Author: John Ingold / photo Joe Amon
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