Colorado Marijuana Rules and Regulations

Medical Card Eligibility Requirements

For eligibility of a medical marijuana card in the State of Colorado, you must:

Be a Colorado resident

Be 18 years of age or older

Have a qualifying medical condition

Qualifying Debilitating Medical Conditions

According to the Qualifying Medical Conditions Medical Marijuana Registry, from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Agency, the qualifying medical conditions are as follows



HIV or Aids


Persistent muscle spasms


Severe nausea

Severe pain

Post Traumatic Stress Disorde

An Autism Spectrum Disorder

Any condition for which a physician could prescribe an opioid



Qualifying Debilitating Medical Conditions

Minors are eligible for a medical marijuana card in the State of Colorado if:

The minor and primary parent are Colorado residents

The minor has a qualifying medical condition

All minor patients for medical marijuana use must consult with two physicians and provide two physician certifications.

Minor patients with the qualifying condition of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) must have the following:

There must be two different physicians who diagnose the minor patient with PTSD.

One of the physicians must be a board-certified pediatrician, family physician or child and/or adolescent psychiatrist and attest that he/she is part of the minor patient’s primary care provider team. The professional treating physician and/or psychiatrist should provide their attestation in the etiology section of the physician certification.

For additional information regarding physician certifications and minor patients with the qualifying condition of PTSD, please refer to Colorado Revised Statute (C.R.S.) 25-1.5-106.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

How much marijuana am I allowed to purchase?

A customer shopping at a recreational dispensary can purchase up to 1 ounce of marijuana flower a day. For purposes of the recreational sales limit, 1 ounce of marijuana flower is equivalent to 8 grams of concentrates or 800 milligrams of THC in edibles. A customer that is a medical patient may purchase marijuana flower up to the amount authorized on his or her patient registry card, typically two ounces a day.

Can I shop at the dispensary with a group of people?

Yes. NuVue encourages you to bring your friends and loved ones and shop together. Just remember that we generally limit groups to 3–5 people, and that we might have to break groups of more than 3–5 people into smaller groups if our store is very busy, as it tends to be!

What is the difference between Indica and Sativa?

Conventional wisdom has it that Indica strains are relaxing and physically sedating while Sativa strains are uplifting and heady. However, new research suggests that the Indica versus Sativa distinction may be more of a convenience than a reality; instead, the more accurate indicia of a cannabis product’s effects may be the product’s cannabinoid profile and terpene content.

What are terpenes?

Cannabis terpenes are oils secreted by cannabis plants that affect the smell, taste, and effects of the bud. Over 100 different terpenes have been identified in the cannabis plant, with every strain having a unique terpene type and profile. A strain like Super Lemon Haze, for example, will have a noticeable lemon smell and taste because of its high Limonene terpene content. Terpenes also influence the effects of a strain. Using the previous example, Limonene has been shown to reduce inflammation and result in an elevated mood.

What types of concentrates do you sell?

NuVue Rharma proudly manufactures concentrates at its own, state-of-the-art extraction lab, RMExtracts. With the flexibility that comes from having our own products manufacturing facility, we are able to offer a wide range of concentrates including wax, shatter, budder, sugar, terp sauce, THCa crystals, THCa diamonds, live resin, BSE, and caviar. More information about RMExtracts and the types of concentrates we make can be found on the “extraction services” page on our website.

What edible dosage is right for me?

The maximum allowable dosage for a single serving of an edible is 10 milligrams of THC. As such, we recommend that infrequent cannabis users, meaning those with low tolerances, start by consuming no more than 10 milligrams of THC in an edible at a time. However, it goes without saying that cannabis affects everybody differently, and only you will be able to determine what amount is right for you.

What is the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

The word “Cannabis” technically encompasses both Hemp and Marijuana. But the difference between the two lies in how Hemp and Marijuana plants are selectively bred for the end product, specifically THC content. Hemp is defined as having no more than 0.3% of delta-9 THC concentration on a dry-weight basis, whereas Marijuana is defined as having more than 0.3% delta-9 THC concentration. Therefore, Marijuana tends to be far more psychoactive than Hemp.

What is the difference between Imperial, King, and Royal shelf flower?

NuVue offers three tiers of high-quality cannabis: Imperial, King, and Royal. Our Imperial shelf flower is the leading standard in cannabis. This shelf offers the most potent, full, aromatic, and terpene-rich buds in the business. Our King shelf is also worthy of its name. King buds are taken from the top cuts of our plants for their size, smell, color, and trichome development. Finally, our Royal shelf offers quality, well-rounded bud at bargain prices. In addition to our three shelves, NuVue offers a wide range of prepackaged bud at low cost.

Do you accept credit cards?

We currently accept debits cards through our cashless ATM machines, but all of our locations also have ATM machines available on site in the lobby for cash withrdawals.

Can I purchase marijuana as a non-Colorado resident?

Yes. Out-of-state residents may purchase up to 1 ounce of marijuana flower. While you do not have to be a resident to buy recreational marijuana, only Colorado residents can acquire a medical marijuana card. Also remember that it is illegal to transport marijuana outside of the state.

What is the difference between medical and recreational marijuana?

The terms “medical” and “recreational” in the context of marijuana simply refer to the two classes of consumers who can legally purchase marijuana. To shop at a medical dispensary, a consumer must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid marijuana patient registry card. To shop at a recreational dispensary, a consumer must be at least 21 years old and possess a valid government-issued ID. Medical patients are able to purchase larger quantities of product than recreational consumers, but the quality of the marijuana purchased is the same across our shelves.

What forms of I.D. are acceptable?

Acceptable forms of identification are limited to the following:

• An operator’s, chauffeur’s or similar type driver’s license, including a temporary license, issued by any state within the United States, District of Columbia, or any U.S. territory;
• An identification card, including a temporary identification card, issued by any state within the United States, District of Columbia, or any U.S. territory, for the purpose of proof of age using requirements similar to those in sections 42-2-302 and 42-2-303 of C.R.S.;
• A U.S. military identification card or any other identification card issued by the U.S. government, including but not limited to a permanent resident card, alien registration card, or consular card;
• A passport or passport identification card; or
• An enrollment card issued by the governing authority of a federally recognized Indian tribe, if the enrollment card incorporates proof of age requirements similar to sections 42-2-302 and 42-2-303, C.R.S. 

The I.D. must be in a sufficiently good condition such that NuVue is able to confirm the age and identity of the consumer.

Can I drive with marijuana?

Yes, so long as it is in a sealed container. Driving under the influence of marijuana, however, is illegal and can result in a DUI.

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