FAQ Directory

Here is a list of our most common questions, FROM WHAT THE COST OF A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD IN COLORADO IS TO MMJ CARD RENEWAL IN COLORADO. If your question isn't answered, please don't hesitate to call us at 719-212-8899.

General/New Patient FAQ

The process is very easy and we have set the industry standard here at Doctors of Natural Medicine.

  1. Simply call us now at 719-212-8899 or request an appointment online here.
  2. One of our doctors performs the MMJ evaluation through the phone.
  3.  We assist you with the state application process which consists of making an account through the CDPHE site. 
  4.  Wait 2-5 business days until the state emails you letting you know they have issued you your Medical Marijuana License AKA Red Card. You log in, print your card, and you are ready to shop!

All patients, regardless of age need to bring a valid form of ID, such as a Colorado State Driver’s License or State ID.

We consistently charge the lowest fee possible for a Doctor MMJ card exam. Check out our scheduler here to see our calendar and our most current pricing.
 

Our prices include:

  • An evaluation with the doctor.
  • Paperwork assistance and help with submission to the state.
  • Valuable video resources to help you understand the process.
Unlike other clinics we have created a full video library that help our patients submit the paperwork online, right after the appointment. If you come into the office we help you do it right then and there. Our staff is highly trained and will guide you to make this process painless and quick. This is all included in the appointment cost to get your medical marijuana card for Colorado.
 
* Sometimes we run specials with lower prices (e.g. during Covid-19 pandemic), in such cases the lower prices cannot be combined with additional discount coupons.  

Doctors of Natural Medicine is open 9am – 5pm Monday through Friday and Saturday 9am -1pm. 

We have locations in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Denver however we currently serve the whole state of Colorado online for Medical Marijuana Evaluations and Renewals through online appointments. 

You can book an appointment at any time through our secure website here.

Colorado Medical Marijuana Law states that qualifying conditions for prescription cannabis are as follows:

  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic nervous system disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Nausea
  • Persistent Muscle Spasms
  • Seizures
  • PTSD
  • Medicinal Marijuana in lieu of an opioid

It should be noted, however, that each case will be evaluated individually and decisions will be made at the discretion of each medical professional.  

Colorado Medical Marijuana Law notes that two ounces of usable marijuana are allowed per patient.  If a patient is approved for an extended plant count, however, these possession limits may be increased at the doctor’s discretion.

Patients (or primary caregivers) may cultivate no more than six marijuana plants with three or fewer being mature, flowering plants that are producing a usable form of marijuana. Though there are cases where more than six plants are allowed this is usually only prescribed for patients with severe medical conditions, such as cancer.

After your appointment (assuming you qualify for medicinal marijuana), we will help you complete an online application for a medical marijuana card to be submitted to the state. This service is offered at no additional charge.

This includes:

  1. Creating an online account with the state.
  2. Adding your patient registration to your newly created state account.
  3. Uploading your “Physician Certification” to your state account.
  4. Guiding you through the state payment portal. (The state asks for $25.00 to process your card. This payment must be made with a credit card, debit card or electronic check.)
  5. Providing you with copies of your application and physician certification for your records and for temporary card purposes, if applicable.

As of January 1, 2017 the CDPHE began accepting online applications. As described above, our qualified staff will walk you through the online application process which will speed the delivery of your medical card, ensuring that you receive it within 48 business hours.

Click here for a video tutorial of the process. 

Most mailed applications forms take 4 to 6 weeks for processing. To check the status, contact CDPHE by phone (303-692-2184) or email.

For online applications, login to your state account to check on the status of your card. Click here for a video to guide you on how to do that!

You must be 18 years or older and have a qualifying medical condition. Click here to see what those conditions are.

Here is everything you will need for a minor to get approved. If you have all of these records call us at 719-212-8899 and we will be able to assist you quickly.

  • Primary parent’s Colorado driver’s license or ID.*
  • Minor’s social security number.**
  • Primary parent’s social security number.*
  • Certified copy of the minor’s state-issued birth certificate.*
  • Caregiver’s registration ID if parent is not the caregiver. * 
  • Credit card or bank account and routing number to pay the $25 application processing fee for the state of Colorado (not for our Doctor). *
  • Documentation to prove secondary parent status:*
    • Secondary parent’s out of state ID if parent lives out of state.
    • Copy of secondary parent’s certified death certificate if parent is deceased.
    • Copy of a certified court-issued sole custody order if the secondary parent does not have any custody.
  • Minor patient consent form  **
  • If you are applying online, make sure to have JPEG or PDF copies of all required documents. You will upload the documents to your registration.*
  • Medical records showing your minor’s qualifying condition. ***

*You will provide these documents to the State of Colorado.

**You will provide this information to our Doctor AND the State of Colorado. 

***You will provide this only to our Doctor.

Good question, and, yes! You will not be able to get your MMJ card without a valid Colorado ID.

MMJ Card Renewal FAQ

We consistently charge the lowest fee possible for a Doctor MMJ card renewal exam. Check out our scheduler here to see our calendar and our most current pricing.

You will need your current Colorado Driver’s license to renew your Medical Marijuana License. 

You must submit a renewal application every year to remain on the State registry. The renewal process is almost identical to the new patient application process. First set up an appointment here and then if you need additional help watch this comprehensive video on how to submit a renewal application click here.

If you got your MMJ Card by submitting your application to the state online, you MUST login with the same credentials you used the previous year. If you have forgotten these, please click here to figure out how to retrieve them.

As of January 1, 2017 the CDPHE began accepting online applications for both first time patients and renewals. As described above, our qualified staff will walk you through the online application process which will speed the delivery of your medical card, ensuring that you receive it within 48 business hours. If you would prefer to do it yourself, here is a video made specifically for Renewals.

Click here for a video tutorial of the process. 

If this is the second year of renewing your MMJ Card status online in Colorado you MUST login with the same credentials you used the previous year. If you have forgotten these, please click here to figure out how to retrieve them.

Most mailed applications forms take 4 to 6 weeks for processing. To check the status, contact CDPHE by phone (303-692-2184) or email.

For online renewal applications, login to your state account  to check on the status of your card. Click here for a video to guide you on how to do that!

Extended Plant Count (EPC) FAQ

An EPC is for anyone who needs a license that allows them to grow more than 6 Plants or buy more than 2oz per day. This is usually for those with more critical medical conditions.

If you require an EPC, you must bring with you legible medical records proving your critical medical condition. These may include:

  • MRIs
  • CT Scans
  • X-Rays
  • Surgical Reports
  • Past Medical History
  • Physicals
  • Lab Work
  • Doctor’s Visit Notes
  • Hospital Discharge Summaries
We consistently charge the lowest fee possible for EPC’s Check out our scheduler here to see our calendar and our most current pricing.
 

Our prices include:

  • An evaluation with the doctor.
  • Paperwork assistance and help with submission to the state.
  • Valuable video resources to help you understand the process.
Unlike other clinics we have created a full video library that help our patients submit the paperwork online, right after the appointment. If you come into the office we help you do it right then and there. Our staff is highly trained and will guide you to make this process painless and quick. This is all included in the appointment cost to get your medical marijuana card for Colorado.
 

The same Conditions that qualify you for a Standard Plant Count also qualify you for an EPC however, the condition must be proven to be critical in your medical records. These are the following qualifying conditions as mentioned by the State of Colorado.

  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic nervous system disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Nausea
  • Persistent Muscle Spasms
  • Seizures
  • PTSD
  • Medicinal Marijuana in lieu of an opioid

It should be noted, however, that each case will be evaluated individually and decisions will be made at the discretion of each medical professional.  Please visit our Qualifying Conditions page to see other conditions that can fall into the above categories. 

Please visit our Online Scheduler to see our EPC Limits.