Welcome to GreenWay Colorado! We are an online resource and physicians’ network that helps patients obtain their medical marijuana cards in Colorado. We also have a full range of online resources to help you navigate the application process and learn more as you begin your treatment with medical marijuana.
Medical Marijuana History in Colorado
The Colorado Medical Marijuana Program is embodied in Ballot Amendment No. 20, which was approved by 54% of the voters on November 7, 2000. The initiative, which was made effective on June 1, 2001, effectively removed state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession, and cultivation of marijuana by qualifying patients who possess written documentation from their physician that they suffer from a debilitating condition and shall benefit from the medical use of marijuana.
The law was amended by House Bill No. 1284, effective June 7, 2010, which prescribes regulatory rules and procedures for the operation of dispensaries. The amendatory law provides the local communities the right to ban or regulate the operation, ownership, and location of these dispensaries.
A further amendment was introduced through Senate Bill No. 109, which was enacted to help prevent fraud and abuse. The law requires that physicians who authorize medical marijuana have actually performed physical examinations on their patients and they do not have any financial relationship with a dispensary.
Registration with the medical marijuana program is mandatory. Colorado does not accept registry ID cards from other states with similar marijuana programs.