A: No patient shall: Engage in the medical use of marijuana in a way that endangers the health or well-being of any person; or engage in the medical use of marijuana in plain view of, or in a place open to, the general public. Law enforcement has informed the Medical Marijuana Registry of the following: Any place outside of the patient's home is considered public. "In plain view" also includes the patient's yard or garage if that patient can be seen using their medicine by neighbors.
A: Pharmacies can only dispense medications that are prescribed. Currently, marijuana is classified by the Federal government as a Schedule I drug, which means it cannot be prescribed by any health care professional. Amendment 20 allows doctors to recommend marijuana, and it allows patients to grow their own medical marijuana for their private use. The Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division in Colorado has been formed under HB1284 to regulate Medical Marijuana Centers, which now act as medical marijuana "pharmacies".
A: Your confidentiality is protected by law and by the procedures used by the Medical Marijuana Registry. No lists of doctors, patients or providers are given out to anyone, except by court order. Local law enforcement may only contact the registry to verify the information on a specific identification card. The registry database resides on a stand-alone computer and is password protected and encrypted. The office and all of its contents are locked at night when the registry administrator is out of the office. Denver Relief will not give out any of your personal information to anyone and files all documents on a secure server that is locked each night.
A: A patient may engage in the medical use of marijuana, with no more marijuana than is medically necessary to address a debilitating medical condition. A patient's medical use of marijuana, within the following limits, is lawful: No more than two ounces of a usable form of marijuana; and no more than six marijuana plants, with three or fewer being mature, flowering plants that are producing a usable form of marijuana.
A registered medical marijuana patient has the right to grow six plants while only three of them may be mature at a time. This is different however if a patient chooses to designate a medical marijuana center as their provider. The patient and the medical marijuana center may grow six plants collectively with three of them being mature. If a patient wishes to grow and also name a medical marijuana center as their provider, then the patient should communicate with the medical marijuana center so that plant quotas may be adjusted accordingly.
A: At this time Montana, Rhode Island, Arizona, Delaware, and Maine offer some type of reciprocity for Colorado MMJ patients. Also, out-of-state patients are permitted to register with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. Consult the individual states for additional information. Colorado does not offer reciprocity to any other States' medical marijuana license.
A: Look here to see expected current wait times for your medical marijuana license. If you are applying for the first time, click for information about using a temporary license.
A temporary license must contain the following:
The temporary license is valid for 35 days from the date on the certified mail receipt. If the 35-day period has ended and you have not received your red card, email the registry at email@example.com to inquire about the status of your application. Include your name, phone number, date of birth, last 4 numbers of your social security number, and the date of submission.
A: Full payment of $90 must be made at the time of application, whether for a first time application or a renewal. The registry cannot accept installment payments and insurance companies are not required to pay the fee.
You may have the state fee waived if you currently receive Supplemental Security Income, you currently receive Food Stamps; or your household income is at 185% of the Federal Poverty Level or less. The form to request a fee waiver may be obtained on the CDPHE website, or Denver Relief can provide it to you.
A: All visitors being seen beyond the waiting room shall be required to fill out the visitor's log
and supply a valid form of identification.
Denver Relief offers tours but we require appointments to visit the facility.
A: Denver Relief does not accept solicitation for goods or services.
A: No, but Denver Relief is happy to assist patients and prospective patients in becoming familiar with the laws, and providing references to qualified attorneys in the area. We also offer a variety of free seminars on this and many other topics. Call us today, or check our website for planned events and seminars.
A: Hopefully, you have assigned Denver Relief as your provider! Give us a call at 303.420.MEDS (6337) to discuss your options. We carry a full inventory of award winning medical marijuana, hashes, topicals, butter and an ever-expanding menu of delicious edibles. For those who are health conscious, we also carry organic, vegan and gluten-free edibles.
A: Before switching, we encourage you to speak with your current provider to discuss the problems you may be having. If you are still not satisfied, please contact us. Patients are allowed to switch their provider once every 120 days. It is Denver Relief's policy that patients using temporary paperwork must wait until their official license arrives before designating a provider and 120 days from issue date if they designated a provider when they applied.
A: Whether it is running a successful business, volunteering for Sensible Colorado and other social action organizations, sitting on the Board of Directors for civil rights organizations and cultural centers, or growing the best medicine available, we started this company because we all have a desire to help people. You won't find a team out there ready to help you and your wellness like we are and we pride ourselves on our customer service and communication, so ask us anything!
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Denver Relief Blog
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NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform
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Denver Post: News: Marijuana
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Cannabis News - Medical Marijuana, Hemp, Marijuana News, Cannabis
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