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** Dispensaries please contact us to have your page developed. Started in 2009 as a resource for patients, dispensaries, caregivers, general questions and answers for Medical Marijuana use in Colorado. We believe medical marijuana is a win-win for everyone from growers, caregivers, and patients. The tax dollars, business start-ups, new jobs, and large amount of support business created by this new growth industry in Colorado is a great thing to see in this very difficult economy. We need to come up with creative ways to produce new jobs and tax revenue for the state, and the medical marijuana industry is delivering, there is no denying that.

Medical Marijuana Colorado was started in 2009 as an information resource and online community for patients, caregivers and the public at large about the medical marijuana industry in Colorado. We believe the legal production and distribution of medicinal hemp to be of far greater value to society than our failed 70 year experiment with its prohibition. This safe, clean and growing industry is a reliable source of jobs and tax revenue in a shrinking economy. We intend to maintain a free catalog and registry of all Colorado based Dispensaries, Caregivers, Doctors, Lawyers, Grow Stores, Consultants and any other industry related business or individual who cares to register. We are also committed to timely and updated content with articles submitted by our staff and membership, and hope to foster dialog between growers, patients and dispensaries in the Roaring Fork Valley and Western Colorado. We will provide links to relevant Colorado specific sites such as the State Registry, as well as tips from local growers on municipal water quality, suitable strains for our climate, organic pest control and such.

In the November 2000 general election, Coloradoans passed Amendment 20, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) was tasked with implementing and administering the Medical Marijuana Registry program. In March of 2001, the State of Colorado Board of Health approved the Rules and Regulations pertaining to the administration of the program, and on June 1st, 2001, the Registry began accepting and processing applications for Registry Identification cards. • Amendment 20 passed November 2000 • Incorporated into the Colorado Constitution under Section 14, Article XVIII • CDPHE administering program • 12 other states have similar laws/programs – Alaska, California, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont & Washington If you suffer from any of the following conditions, you may be eligible to use medical marijuana under Colorado state law, this list differs from the posted Colorado approved ailments, but you can petition new ailments to the state. • ADD, ADHD • Asthma (treated via vaporizers only, smoking is not suggested) • Anorexia, Cachexia • Arthritis • HIV infection, Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) • Chronic pain • Chronic low back pain • Cancer • Glaucoma • Hepatitis C (in conjunction with anti-viral treatment) • Huntington’s chorea • Migraine • Neuropathy • PMS • Painful Periods • Persistent muscle spasms, multiple sclerosis • Parkinson’s disease • Seizures & Epilepsy • Severe nausea • Wasting syndrome • And others… If you believe you might be eligible, please contact a dispensary in your area for a doctors appointment today, so they can discuss all the necessary steps for you to become a legal, state registered patient. Safe Usage Tips Recommendations for safe medical marijuana use Safe Usage Tips for Medical Marijuana * Avoid smoking or using medical marijuana in front of or around children, teenagers or minors. * Always medicate out of the view of the public. * Always have your state issued medical marijuana registry ID card on your person. * Never drive under the influence of medical marijuana. A person can receive a DUI or injure themselves and others while driving under the influence of medical cannabis. * Never drive with medical marijuana in reach. Store the medicine in the trunk or back of the vehicle. * Keep your registration with the state medical marijuana registry and the paperwork associated with it private, as it is your personal medical history and it should remain private. * Remember that there are still some law enforcement officials that are not completely educated with Colorado medical marijuana law. * Do not attempt to travel to another state or country with your medical marijuana. Your Colorado medical marijuana card is not valid in states other than Montana. * Your renewal process should begin 60 days before your medical marijuana registration expires. * Fax, Mail or email your MD or DO (medical marijuana doctor) records of your medical visit throughout the year to document your qualifying medical condition. This will make it easier to your card renewed year after year. * Please keep medical records up to date through out the year and contact Colorado Medical Marijuana to set up an appointment for renewal at least 60 days prior to the expiration of your card.