Due to Security Concerns:
If you are a walk-in applicant DO NOT approach or enter the building prior to 8:00 AM
The Division is located in a private commercial building
and you cannot be accommodated prior to that time.
Since we have found that applicants sometimes fail to keep their scheduled appointments, the MMED staff will accommodate walk-in applicants for those abandoned time slots. The number of available slots will be limited, since the total number of appointments conducted during licensing hours is also limited. There is no guarantee that the MMED will be able to process any walk-in applicants on any given day. Walk-in applicants will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis.
The MMED staff cannot begin the process without a completed application form, any necessary attachments required by the application, and the full amount of the fee; Support badges are $75 and Key badges are $250. The MMED cannot accept credit cards, so the fee must be paid in cash or a check made out to the MMED of the Department of Revenue.
Renewal of Occupational Licenses
(Occupational Licensees Whose Licenses Are Up for Renewal)
A renewal application will be mailed to the mailing address we have on file. Please complete and sign the application, attach any documentation requested and mail it to the MMED at 455 Sherman Street, Suite 390, Denver, CO 80202, with your fee. Do Not Send Cash In the Mail. Once your application is reviewed and the background check is complete, the Division will mail you a renewal sticker to place on your Occupational License Badge. This will extend your occupational license two years from the current date of expiration.
Key Employee:This employee makes operational or management decisions that affect the businesses, an example of such an employee is a master growers that determine what crops to produce and how much to produce or other individual whose decisions have significant impact on the business and its operations, but does not have an ownership interest in the business: C.R.S. §12-43.3-202 (2)(a)(VIII). Complete the Key Employee Occupational License Application (DR8526) and bring the completed form with you to your MMED background check appointment. Be aware that TWO years of tax information is required for Key employee applicants.
Support Employee:This employee works within restricted areas of the Medical Marijuana facility, but does not make operational decisions for the business. These employees may perform important tasks such as opening and closing the business. All MMED licenses require a background check, the depth of which is dictated by the level of the individual’s involvement in the business: C.R.S. §12-43.3-202 (2)(a)(VIII). Complete the Support Employee Occupational License Application (DR8525) and bring the completed form with your to your MMED background check appointment.
Vendor Registration: All businesses that work within the Medical Marijuana Industry providing services to industry members and whose employees commonly work within restricted areas of the MM business or take custody of Medical Marijuana products for transportation – example of such businesses would be trim crews that travel from facility to facility to harvest Medical Marijuana crops or couriers that transport Medical Marijuana from facility to facility. This application include the cost of one Key Occupational License for the individual that takes responsibility of the action of the registered business (this includes a background check on that individual). All employees of the vendor that will be working within the Medical Marijuana industry must also obtain an occupational license:C.R.S. §12-43.3-202 (2)(a)(VIII). Complete the Registered Vendor Application (DR8533) and bring the completed form to your MMED background check appointment
Medical Marijuana Center: Retail operation from which Medical Marijuana Registry patients purchase Medical Marijuana and Medical Marijuana infused products. Medical Marijuana cannot lawfully be grown and infused products may not be produced with this license or within this facility’s premises:C.R.S. §12-43.3-402 et. seq.
Medical Marijuana Optional Premises Cultivation (OPC): facility which grows, harvests and process raw Medical Marijuana product to sale in retail Centers or for use in infused products. Cultivations may only provide their raw product to the Center or MIP to which it is identically licensed (attached) and may only cultivate Medical Marijuana; the facility may produce bubble hash but not other product:C.R.S. §12-43.3-403 et. seq.
Medical Marijuana Infused Product Manufacturer (MMIP): facility which produces Medical Marijuana infused products such as edibles, tinctures and beverages. These facilities are only able to sell their products to Licensed Medical Marijuana Centers wholesale. Medical Marijuana cannot be lawfully cultivated with this license or within this facility’s premises:C.R.S. §12-43.3-404 et. seq.