CBD Legal States Policy

Medical Cannabis Policy State by State: Colorado

What is the legal status of cannabis in Colorado?

Colorado has received notable attention in the past five years as the most progressive state as far as the legality of Cannabis is concerned. While other states have bickered and quarreled over inconsequential details of what is and is not proper medical use of Cannabis, the voters of Colorado freed themselves from the shackles of bureaucracy way back in 2012 by approving Amendment 64.  Now, Marijuana is regulated like alcohol in the state, with citizens and tourists over the age of 21 having the legal right to purchase Marijuana and smoke it in private.

Colorado for some time now has been the leader in recognizing and legalizing the use of Cannabis as a medical treatment. As a result, people buy cbd oil online in Colorado than almost any other state. While around 20 states have yet to introduce medical Cannabis legislation, Colorado approved the use of medical marijuana in 2001. In fact, even minors with eligible conditions and parental consent are free to consume medical marijuana on school grounds under ‘Jack’s Law’.

The specific rules governing the use of medical marijuana consumption state that:

  • Eligible patients may possess up to 2 ounces of medical marijuana in any form.
  • Eligible patients may grow up to 6 cannabis plants, of which only 3 can be mature at any given time.

As of 2016, there are over one hundred thousand medical marijuana patients registered in the state of Colorado. The most common qualifying condition is chronic pain, which is listed as the only condition for 93.1% of the patients registered. In addition, doctors may also recommend their patient to buy cannabis oil online if registration for full use of smokable marijuana is ill advisable.

Eligible Conditions:

  • cancer
  • glaucoma
  • Any of the following symptoms that are caused by a chronic or debilitating disease, or the treatment of such disease:
    • cachexia (severe weight loss caused by a medical condition or its treatment),
    • persistent muscle spasms
    • severe nausea
    • severe pain
    • seizures