Stakeholder Meeting: Guidelines for Doctors Who Recommend Medical Marijuana

Medical MarijuanaFrom the Colorado Medical Board


Tuesday, September 22, 2015
3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
The Department of Regulatory Agencies
1560 Broadway, Conference Room 1900
Denver, 80202

The Board will provide a webcast of the Stakeholder Meeting.* Please register to participate in the meeting via webinar at

In accordance with Senate Bill 15-014, the Colorado Medical Board, in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and physicians specializing in Medical Marijuana, has drafted a Policy Regarding Recommendations of Marijuana as a Therapeutic Option (“draft policy”).

Guidelines for the Recommendation of Medical Marijuana Stakeholder Meeting Notice, Agenda, Draft Policy

The Department of Regulatory Agencies, Division of Professions & Occupations’ Colorado Medical Board, is holding a stakeholder meeting to receive feedback from interested parties regarding this draft policy. A copy of the draft policy to be considered is attached hereto. The purpose of this meeting is to receive input, either written or in-person, before the policy is finalized and presented to the Board for consideration in November 2015.

Stakeholder input should be limited to the scope of the draft policy. Written comments will be accepted through October 2, 2015. Written comments received prior to September 22, 2015, will be available for review at the stakeholder meeting. Please send written comments to the Board’s Program Director, Karen McGovern, at 1560 Broadway, Suite 1350, Denver, CO 80202 or

Additional information will be posted on the Board website, should such information become available prior to the meeting.

*After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

View the proposed guidelines here: Guidelines for the Recommendation of Medical Marijuana Stakeholder Meeting Notice, Agenda, Draft Policy

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2 replies

  1. Medical Marijuane should be presribed by a Medical Doctor the same as any medication. The current system for a Dr to ok use & then go to a marijuana pharmacy is wrong. The pharmacy gives you what ever you want. I have been through this with my wife who has primary progressive aphasia. There is no treatment for her condition so we went through the process currently in effect getting a card & buying from a MMJ pharmacy. Using medical Marijuana patches. Her chronic cough became almost non existant. Our problem now is she is an assisted living center & they will not administer the patches since a Medical Doctor has not wrote a prescription. What do we do now with the system you have established? My wifes chronic cough is coming back & nothing we can do to help her.


    • I’m glad your wife found relief from cannabis and I’m sorry to hear that she isn’t allowed to use it now in her assisted living center. Unfortunately, because cannabis is Schedule 1, doctors can’t “prescribe” it and pharmacies can’t dispense it. Some facilities use federal law as an excuse to restrict the use of medical marijuana, even when it’s the best treatment option. We still have a lot of work to do to fix the system.


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