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Want to know if you qualify for a medical marijuana card?  Need to know the difference between indica and sativa?  Trying to figure out which consumption method is right for you?  Are you looking for some general information on cannabis? You are in the right place, we have answers to all of your questions!  For further cannabis information check out our news page and blog!

Do I Qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Colorado?

Age and Residency
  • Applicant must be a Colorado resident with a valid photo I.D.
Applicant must be receiving treatment for a qualifying condition
  • Persistent Muscle Spasms
  • Severe Nausea
  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Seizures
  • Severe Pain
  • Cachexia (Wasting Syndrome)
  • Glaucoma
Doctor's Recommendation
  • Applicant must be examined by a doctor and obtain a recommendation
CDPHE Forms and Registration
  • Applicant must submit application forms and doctor's recommendation to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) with a $15 red card registration fee.

Sativa Vs. Indica

Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa are the two main types of cannabis. Cross-breeding these species has produced many of the hybrid strains seen today.

Indica

Indicas tend to be relaxing and produce a "body high", therefore they are reccomended for anxiety reduction, sleep, muscle spasms, pain, nausea
  • Dense branches and wide leaves
  • Relaxing
  • Produces a body high
  • Stimulates appetite
  • Reccomended for pain reduction

Sativa

Sativas tend to be stimulating and produce a "head high", as a result they are reccommended for depression, migraines, pain, nausea
  • Loose branches and narrow leaves
  • Uplifting, euphoric, and energetic
  • Appetite Stimulation
  • Affects the mind and emotions

What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are the active compounds in marijuana and are responsible for producing marijuana's effects on the body. Cannabinoids work together to produce the medical effects and benefits of marijuana, therefore cannabinoids are part of what makes marijuana "work".

Marijuana can be consumed using a variety of methods, these include edibles, vaporizing and smoking.

Smoking
  • Smoking is the most widely known and common method of consumption
  • In this method cannabinoids are introduced into the body via the lungs
  • The effects are generally felt immediately and generally last 30 minutes - 3 hours
Edibles
  • 10mg THC is the reccomended dose
  • When using this method cannabinoids are introduced into the body via the gastrointestinal track
  • As a result, effects are generally felt 30 minutes- two hours after consumption and can last anywhere from 2-12 hours
Vaporizing
  • Concentrates or flower can be used depending on vaporizer
  • Cannabinoids are introduced into the body via the lungs
  • Like smoking, the are felt immediately and generally last 30 minutes - 3 hours
  • Cannabis is heated to produce a vapor, as a result the marijuana does not "combust"

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