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Awaiting Physician Certification – how to attach the Physician Certification to your MMJ application?

First step is to go to the Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry login page and to log into your account: https://medicalmarijuana.colorado.gov 1. Click on “Awaiting Physician Certification”       2. Click on the “Physician Certification” tab       3. Click on the “+New” button       4. Click on the dropdown       5. Select the value from the dropdown       6. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and hit the “Save” button

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How to set cultivation information on your medical marijuana card?

Cultivation information helps the state determine how a patient will be obtaining their medicine. In most cases, patients will be purchasing from a dispensary, in which case the first option (“Center”) is selected on the form. Other options include growing your own medicine or through a caregiver. Patients with extended plant counts that grow their own medicine should consider “assigning” a portion of their plants to a dispensary (on the form, this is the “Self and Center” option) – what this does is ensure they have access to medicine in case their own grow does not produce enough. Below are […]

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How to pay for your medical marijuana card?

First step is to go to the Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry login page and to log into your account: https://medicalmarijuana.colorado.gov 1. Click on “Awaiting Payment”       2. Click on the “Payments” tab       3. Click on the “+New” button   4. Click on the “Click Here to Pay” button. The next page will then walk you through entering your credit or debit card information, and once payment is complete your card will be active within 3 business days.

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How to get and print your medical marijuana card?

First step is to go to the Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry login page and to log into your account: https://medicalmarijuana.colorado.gov 1. Click on “Active”       2. Click on “Print Card”       3. Your card will download as “card.pdf”       4. When you click on “card.pdf”, it will open in a new browser window or just open as a pdf document. You can now print your card.       Here is what a sample card looks like: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/PatientSampleCard.pdf Remember to print both pages of your card when going to a dispensary.  

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What is CBD? (summary of what CBD is and how it is medically beneficial)

Cannabidiol, or CBD as it is commonly known, is just one of over 100 compounds in the cannabis plant which can help you or a loved one who may be suffering from pain or illness, both physical and mental. Unlike THC, this compound is not psychoactive, therefore there is no “high” as with THC. When it comes to cannabinoids, CBD is one of the most well-known compounds for treating pain without the psychoactive side effects of THC, and is gaining popularity for its pain relieving properties. The fact that CBD can ease pain and allow an individual to carry on […]

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How Medical Marijuana Can Treat PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is defined as severe anxiety that results from exposure to events that may cause severe psychological trauma. For those suffering from PTSD, treating it can often be difficult mainly because each case is very much dependent on what the individual has experienced and what the level of psychological trauma is. Symptoms of PTSD are wide and varied based on individual cases but some of the common ones can include re-experiencing or onslaught of intrusive memories (which includes flashbacks or nightmares of the traumatic event), avoidance of locations, people or anything that could potentially bring back those […]

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Extended Plant Count – Philosophical Considerations – Part 2

Continuing from a previous post: The Extended Plant Count – Philosophical Considerations Part 1 In primary care, we often make recommendations to our patient based on population-level data. We may prescribe an antibiotic that is not traditionally first line, based on local bacterial resistance patterns. We may recommend a Hepatitis C screening to a baby-boomer, despite limited or non-existent risk factors for that individual, because it is a level A recommendation. Or, we may write for 40mg tablets for a patient who only needs 20mg per day because it will cost them half the price, trusting that they will break […]

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Why More Athletes are Using Marijuana

When you’re putting your body through five to ten workouts a week, there’s bound to be some wear and tear, and many athletes are looking for alternative treatments to traditional medicines to help them deal with the aches, pains, and inflammation that accompanies, lifting, jumping, running, or whatever else they do to stay in shape. Enter marijuana, which along with its recreational properties, contains chemical compounds that can be beneficial to an athletic regimen. How CBD and THC Work on the Body and Brain Pot gets you stoned, right? Well, yes, in most cases that’s entirely true. Smoking reefer will […]

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How to Request Online Access – Medical Marijuana Registry

Patients that received their medical marijuana card (red card) in the past through the mail-in process will likely have their information stored in the registry system. This means that when they now try to register online at https://medicalmarijuana.colorado.gov they may find they cannot submit their application due to reasons such as social security number already being in use. If you receive a red error message when submitting your online application saying the your number is already in use or similar and you cannot proceed further, please follow the steps below to correct this: 1. Download, print, and complete the Request Online […]

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My application is Awaiting Correction – what now?

One of the reasons the CDPHE may not have been able to approve your medical marijuana card is that your Colorado ID may not have been successfully uploaded or was missing from your application. Below are the steps you need to take to correct this. After you have successfully completed these steps, your application should then be in “Pending Staff Review” status. If you do still run into problems, please email hello@medicalalternativesclinics.com or call us (719) 246-0393. 1. Click on Awaiting Correction   2. Click on the Patient Notifications tab and open the notice about what type of correction is […]

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