Frequently Asked Questions
No. Although marijuana has been approved for medicinal purposes, at this time it is still not covered by insurance companies.
According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment:
(a) "Debilitating medical condition" means:
(I) Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or treatment for such conditions;
(II) A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition, or treatment for such conditions, which produces, for a specific patient, one or more of the following, and for which, in the professional opinion of the patientís physician, such condition or conditions reasonably may be alleviated by the medical use of : cachexia; severe pain; severe nausea; seizures, including those that are characteristic of epilepsy; or persistent muscle spasms, including those that are characteristic of multiple sclerosis; or
(III) Any other medical condition, or treatment for such condition, approved by the state health agency, pursuant to its rule making authority or its approval of any petition submitted by a patient or physician as provided in this section.
No. It will be very helpful to bring your medical records, or other prescriptions if you have them, but it is not a prerequisite. The doctor will be qualified to make the initial diagnosis and write the recommendation based on your visit.
Yes, you can shop at any of the qualified Centers in Colorado once you've received your "red card" from the Colorado Department of Health. If you designate The Green Room as your primary Medical Marijuana Center, you will receive a 20% discount on all products and services offered.
In most cases, the Department of Health is issuing cards to approved applicants in 2 to 4 weeks.