Medical 101

What is Medical Cannabis?

Medical Marijuana is a critical issue in the United States right now. Currently, 23 states and the District of Columbia have some form of medical marijuana laws, and more are contemplating some form of legalized access. The federal government considers marijuana a Schedule I drug, which is defined as a drug with no current accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Schedule I drugs are identified as the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence.

There are 20,000+ research studies that demonstrate medical efficacy on a number of conditions including cancer, glaucoma, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, chronic and severe pain, PTSD, anxiety, Crohn’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, migraines, asthma, fibromyalgia, depression, multiple sclerosis & many more. Marijuana has been used as a healing plant for over 20,000 years. These scientific findings back up what many cultures have known, and challenge the scheduling of this plant.


Cannabis affects the human body through a relationship with what is called the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is a group of neurotransmitting fats and their receptors in the brain that are involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory. Marijuana is made of an assortment of components called cannabinoids that have different effects on the endocannabinoid system in the human body and mind.

A cannabinoid is a class of diverse chemical compounds that act on the cannabinoid receptors on cells that repress neurotrasmitter release in the brain. The most well known of these are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabichromene (CBC) and cannabinol(CBN). These are the most well known cannabinoids, although up to 85 different cannabinoids have been extracted from the marijuana plant and cannabinoids are constantly being researched.


How to Become a Medical Patient
To apply for a medical marijuana card you must be:
  • A Colorado resident with a valid social security number.
  • Receiving treatment for a qualifying medical condition.
  • Examined by a doctor with whom you have a bona fide physician-patient relationship.
To apply for or renew your medical marijuana card you must submit:
*If you don’t have a Colorado ID, submit a Proof of Residency Waiver Request form and required supporting documents.  Out of state ID’s submitted with proof of residency documents are only valid for one year. When renewing your medical marijuana card, you must provide a Colorado Driver’s License or photo ID.

If you qualify for one of Colorado’s qualifying medical conditions, it’s time to visit a doctor. Some doctors in the Greater Denver area that see people nearby our shops are listed below, although any doctor that recommends medical marijuana will work.

Some of the doctors in Good Meds’ surrounding area are:

Healthy Choices Unlimited Locations:

Denver – 5101 E Colfax Ave B, 80220

Glenwood Springs – 410 E. 20th, Suite 203, 81601

Montrose – 230 s. Nevada Ave, 81401



Grand Junction

Call – (720)443-2420

Fax – (720)302-0138

Email –

Colorado Medical Marijuana

Office: (303)625-4012

Fax: (303)625-4013


Boulder – 4450 Arapahoe Ave. Suite 100, Boulder, CO. 80303

Denver – 3888 E Mexico Ave. Suite 202, Denver, CO. 80210

Fort Collins – 155 nE. Boardwalk Suite 400, Fort Collins CO. 80251

Lakewood – 3600 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Unit B, Lakewood, CO 80235

LoneTree/Littleton – 9233 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree, CO 80124

Loveland – 1635 Fox Trail Dr., Loveland, CO 80538


Medical Marijuana Exams

Address: 2750 South Wadsworth Blvd at Yale Suite C-201, Denver, CO 80227

Phone: (720)292-9368


MedEval Clinic

Phone: (720)744-2010

Locations: 6035 Erin Park Dr., STE 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80918

6650 S. Vine St., STE L50 Centennial, CO 80121

In order to receive your medical marijuana card, you and your doctor must provide the following:

Once you have all of the required material, send the forms by certified mail to the CDPHE.

If you are applying for the registry for the first time, you may use a copy of your physicians recommendation, notarized application form, and certified mail receipt to shop Monday- Friday from 8am-5pm for 35 days from the day you sent it.

If you are a renewal patient, you will need to wait until your new card comes in. Existing patients may apply for renewal 60 days before their current expiration date. We recommend that patients renew as soon as possible to avoid any overlap in care.

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