Medical Marijuana ~ Denver, Colorado
Thanks to a Colorado law passed in 2000, Medical marijuana use is legal in the state of Colorado, and medical marijuana dispensaries, medical marijuana providers, medical marijuana clinics, medical marijuana stores and medical marijuana consulting physicians have opened across the Denver metro area in recent years to address the needs of patients.
Medical marijuana can offer relief for a variety of debilitating medical conditions including: chronic or severe pain, cancer, glaucoma and AIDS.
To be eligible to legally use medical marijuana, you need to have documentation from a doctor or physician in order to apply for the Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry Card, also known as the MMJ card or Red License. The fee to apply is $90, and the card is good for a year. With the card, you’ll be able to possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana, which can be purchased throughout the Denver Metro Area in the form of a variety of strains of medical marijuana and edible medical marijuana products like candies, baked goods even liquids.
Medical marijuana isn’t for everyone however, it can offer an alternative to prescription medications and/or over-the-counter drugs which often have damaging side effects. The medicinal properties of marijuana include: appetite stimulant, anti-nausea and muscle relaxant.
For more information on medical marijuana, visit a Denver medical marijuana dispensary, clinic, or store near you.
There are qualified medical marijuana dispensaries, clinics, and providers all across the Denver metro area, including Arvada, Littleton, Centennial, Englewood, Aurora, Westminster, Lakewood, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Longmont, Boulder, Brighton, and Broomfield.
Facts About Medical Marijuana – July 2013
Marijuana, whether medical or recreational, remains federally illegal; individuals participating in Colorado’s Medical Marijuana rights must do so knowing that they are violating federal law at their own risk.
As of November 2012, Colorado became one of the first states to legalize the recreational use of Marijuana.
Colorado law permits possession of medical marijuana by a patient and a primary caregiver on the behalf of their patient.
Patients whom are living with stomach diseases or any ailment that causes them to have a lack of appetite benefit from the affects of Medical Marijuana
In Western medical practices, marijuana has been used for medicinal purposes in the relief of ailments of patients for its active cannabinoids since 2700 B.C.
Fifteen states including the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medical purposes.
In the city of Denver there are more than 300 medical marijuana dispensaries which represent the highest concentration of clinics outside of California.
In the City of Los Angeles, there are more medical marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks and McDonalds combined.
Marijuana, which comes from the cannabis plant, is also known by its more informal names such as pot, weed, reefer, Mary Jane, dope, hash, bud and herb.
Suckers are one of the most popular medical marijuana edibles.
Patients ability to access medical marijuana in Colorado is constantly in flux, as individual towns and cities rush to pass their own laws regulating the industry.
Montana, Rhode Island, Arizona, Delaware and Maine offer some type of reciprocity for Colorado MMJ patients however the state of Colorado does not reciprocate any other states MMJ Licenses.
As a registered Medical Marijuana patients, you have the right to grow up to six plants of which only 3 can legally be mature at a time.