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Colorado Medical Marijuana: The Basics You Should Know

Doctors have been prescribing marijuana to help relieve pain and treat illnesses. Get high-quality strains of Colorado medical marijuana from High Country Healing.

Medical marijuana refers to the use of the marijuana plant or chemicals derived from it to treat diseases and relieve symptoms. A compound called CBD or cannabidiol is believed to be responsible for most of the medical benefits. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main active ingredient in cannabis, CBD is not psychoactive. The compound is usually provided at a marijuana dispensary.

Medical marijuana is available in a range of THC and CBD concentrations in Colorado. Those 21 and over can access it once they have a medical marijuana card. This requires a prescription from a licensed medical professional.

Some of the conditions and problems that can be treated by medical marijuana include:

  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Appetite loss
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Depending on the type of medical marijuana you choose, it can be smoked, inhaled through a vaporizer, eaten, applied to the skin, or placed under the tongue in liquid form.

How Medical Marijuana May Benefit You

Medical marijuana has been shown to especially benefit individuals suffering from:

  • Chronic pain
  • Nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy
  • Tight or stiff muscles caused by multiple sclerosis.

The active chemicals in medical marijuana, known as cannabinoids, are a lot like certain ones the body makes naturally. These chemicals – endocannabinoids – are involved in memory, appetite, movement, and pain. Research indicates cannabinoids may:

  • Reduce inflammation, thereby relieving pain
  • Reduce cancer cellular growth and slow the growth of tumors
  • Stimulate appetite and improve weight gain in people living with AIDS and cancer.

While there are many conventional drugs used to treat these conditions and symptoms, many patients find them to be ineffective. Others find the side effects unbearable. That’s why many turn to medical marijuana to see if they can benefit from its use.

Check Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Prices Before You Buy

If your doctor has prescribed medicinal marijuana for you, check out marijuana dispensaries prices online. Remember, even though the drug is legal, you can only get it with a prescription. The cost varies depending on whether you want edibles, topical applications, flowers, pre-rolled cigarettes, or tinctures. Research marijuana dispensaries prices before you head out to the store, so there won’t be any surprises.

Finding Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Near You

Looking for medical marijuana dispensaries near you? If you are in Silverthorne, CO; Alma, CO; Colorado Springs, CO; or Eagle-Vail, CO, check out our marijuana menu. Place an order online, then go pick up the best medical marijuana in Colorado at the nearest shop. Finding medical marijuana dispensaries near you is that easy!


    Chelsea Lloydd

    Visited this dispensary while on holiday with my family. The service was exceptional, the people were so nice and the product was divine. They also have some really cool merchandise. Can't wait to come back here in future.

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      Ronnie Chiasson

      By far the greatest experience I have had at any dispensary, nay.. at any store, I have ever been to. These people KNOW what they are doing and they are extremely helpful and kind and grateful for everything. I would go to these guys and girls every single day because it's not just about the product they sell, which I may say is the BEST, but it's all about the service to others, which they are hands down a 100 out of 10 in! Don't miss out here, if you are in Colorado then this is the place to go!! Love them and will be back again literally any time I am in here!! Much love!!

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        Blaine Knox

        Good prices, even better people! Very helpful. Waiting area is damn near the best part of the experience!

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          Christian Zimmerman

          Have a great experience every time I come in, the staff are wonderful and the product is always top notch. Kathleen is very knowledgeable, always ready to answer my questions, and spot on with her recommendations! I'm sure I'll be coming back often!

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            Victoria Green

            Great dispensary! Very convenient location, waiting area was big enough with plenty seating, bud was on point. Definitely recommending to anyone staying in the area!

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              Absolutely amazing customer service. Such nice people and incredible selection of buds. They really hooked me up with splitting up a few buds. Defiantly recommend to anyone looking for some good products!

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                Carla Bamesberger

                Everyone we spoke to was pleasant and helpful. The prices were good, and I loved their labeling system! They also have some sweet merchandise. Those mugs are the coolest mugs I've seen in a while. Our bud tender was very knowledgeable and helpful. I plan on returning when we drive through the area in future.

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                  Annie Lasek

                  HCH is the spot! These employees are amazing. Super helpful & educated. We are locals and we will be visiting here the next time we come to Dillon! Make sure you check them out ♥️

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                    Brandon Bloomston

                    Love this place and frequent it! Matthew was super kind and helpful. Ask about their ice cream sandwiches 😋

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                      Danylle Hammett

                      Hands down the best dispensary in Colorado!!! If there is a line when you arrive, WAIT! There’s a reason everyone wants to shop here! Amazing customer service, in house organically grown cannabis, and an extensive concentrate selection! If you like edibles too you’re in luck! Matt and both Joes are always super helpful and knowledgeable! So much love for this place! 10 star!

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                        KiKi B

                        Best bud in Colorado. Real funk clear high that lasts. If you traveled here don't get cheap and smoke garbage! Remember what you pay back home for weed! High Country Healing grows their buds in organic soil in small batches very fine Cannabis!!

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                          Christopher Lonergan

                          Visited HCH on a weekend snowboard trip with some friends. James was very professional at the desk, informing us of current promotions & deals. They have a nice selection that is sure to meet your needs.

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                            Alyson Visnov

                            By far the best customer service! All of the employees are extremely helpful and happy! They made this experience the best! Highly recommended

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                              Dyana Keola

                              Felt really welcomed and relaxed from the minute we walked in! The vibes were cool. Their display is very dope. Would recommend 10/10. Great service! :)

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                                Alex Allen

                                Awesome place. Had a grow room which I’d never seen in a dispo. Highly recommend.

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                                  Emily Randell

                                  Out of all of the dispensaries I have been to in Colorado this one was by far the best. The customer service was exceptional. I like how they have the plants growing in a display that you can view before you enter the restricted area.

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                                    Tom Keyes

                                    Great service from Mathew! Very knowledgeable. I will definitely be back!

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                                      Jordan Berry

                                      High Country Healing is the OG Summit Country dispensary. Great spot for some killer flower, wax or concretes. Had them as my caregiver in 2014 for med, now just hit the rec side but still good prices and quality! CHECK THEM OUT. Ask for Bobby he will hook you right up!

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                                        katie Bergeron

                                        Loved there atmosphere and the selection. Great vibes and helpful staff. Thanks Zach, James and Hunter!!

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                                          David Ziebart

                                          Y’all are the best thing the county. Always friendly, super knowledgeable, and top of the line products! Great store

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