Colorado Medical Marijuana Card Renewal

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Renew Colorado Medical Marijuana Card Online

How to Renew Medical Marijuana Card in Colorado in 2024

Colorado allows registered medical marijuana patients to submit paper applications to renew their MMJ cards if you do not have access to a reliable internet service or prefer not to renew online. Note that all mail correspondence between a medical marijuana patient and the Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry will occur via USPS. The renewal application may be mailed in by you, your parent, or legal representative only. You will be required to provide the following:

  • A completed medical marijuana renewal application

  • Medical marijuana certification. Your attending physician will submit the certification to the Medical Marijuana Registry electronically and give you a copy for your records. Note that if you are under the age of 18, the submission of two medical marijuana certifications from two different providers is mandatory.

    However, a minor with a disabling medical condition, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or any condition for which a physician would prescribe an opioid, is exempted from the requirement of providing certification from a physician who is specifically board-certified in pediatrics, child and adolescent psychiatry, or family medicine and is a part of the patient's primary care team

  • A clear, legible copy of your Colorado driver's license or ID card or proof of residency waiver

  • A check or money order for the required fee made out to the Colorado Department of Public Health (CDPHE)

Submit the renewal application by USPS-certified mail to:

Application Processing


4300 Cherry Creek Dr. S.

Denver, CO 80246-1530

You can renew your Colorado medical marijuana card 30 days before the expiration of the current card. It may take up to 2-4 weeks for your renewal application to process. For more information on renewing your Colorado medical marijuana card, email the CDPHE at or call the department at (303) 692-2184.

Does Colorado Allow Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Online?

You can renew your Colorado medical marijuana card online by accessing your account on the Colorado Medical Marijuana System. If you do not yet have an account in the system, create one by selecting "New" under "Tracking inbox: Patient Registration." After, log into your profile on the system and choose your name under "Tracking Inbox: Patient Registration." Scroll down and select "Save and Start Application."

Next, add your provider certification by selecting the "Provider certification" tab and clicking "New." Select your provider certification from the drop-down menu and choose "save." After, pay the non-refundable fee using a credit card, debit card, or electronic check by selecting the "payment" tab and clicking "New." Alternatively, you may submit your certified Colorado tax return for the current year from the Colorado Department of Revenue if you qualify for a waiver.

Applications typically take 1-3 business days to be processed. You will receive an email in your registration email address once your application has been processed. Once approved, you can access your Colorado medical marijuana card under the "Tracking Inbox: Patient Registration." Select the "print card" button to print your medical marijuana card or display it from a mobile device after you have been approved. You will not receive your medical marijuana card in the mail if you apply online.

For more information on completing a medical marijuana card renewal online, see the medical marijuana card application page on the CDPHE website.

How Often Do You Have to Renew Your Medical Marijuana Card in Colorado?

The expiration date on your Colorado medical marijuana card is determined by the medical condition for which it was approved. Medical marijuana cards issued for debilitating medical conditions have a validity period of one year. Medical marijuana cards issued for disabling medical conditions may have a validity period lasting from 60 days to one year.

Do You Need a Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Doctor in Colorado?

Yes. Physician certifications for medical marijuana cards in Colorado are only good for one year. Hence, you must see a medical marijuana card renewal physician every time you plan to renew your medical marijuana card to get a new certification. In accordance with Section 25-1.5-106 of the Colorado Revised Statutes and Article XVIII, Section 14 of the Colorado Constitution, only qualified physicians and advanced practice practitioners with prescriptive authority may recommend medical marijuana in the state.

To recommend the use of medical marijuana for all debilitating and disabling medical conditions in Colorado, a healthcare provider must:

  • Be a Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy
  • Be in good standing and licensed to practice medicine in the state
  • Possess a valid, unrestricted DEA certification
  • Have an online account to submit certification

To recommend medical marijuana for disabling medical conditions only, a healthcare provider must be:

  • A dentist, physician assistant, advanced nurse practitioner, podiatrist, or optometrist
  • Be in good standing and licensed to practice in Colorado
  • Possess a valid, unrestricted DEA certification
  • Have an online account to submit certifications

Patients are required to find approved certifying physicians as the state does not maintain a registry for them to find healthcare practitioners with prescriptive authority.

Colorado Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Cost

The renewal fee for a Colorado medical marijuana card is $29.50. However, you may qualify for a waiver if your household income is less or equal to 185% of the Federal Poverty Level. See the United States poverty guidelines for more information on annual adjusted household incomes. In addition, you may be required to pay a consultation fee when visiting the healthcare provider to obtain a medical cannabis certification. This may cost between $100 and $200.

Where to Do Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Near Me in Colorado

Colorado medical marijuana card renewals are required to be completed online or by mail sent to the Colorado Department of Public Health Environment. The state authorizes no other location or agency to accept renewal applications.

Can I Use a Medical Marijuana Card from Another State in Colorado?

Colorado does not allow out-of-state patients to use their medical marijuana cards to purchase cannabis at its licensed retail stores. Hence, visitors should be aware that there are no medical marijuana reciprocity in the state.

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