MED Employee License Page

We are open for business but our offices are closed to the public until further notice

As state public health officials are calling for “social distancing,” consistent with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the Marijuana Enforcement Division is adopting measures to minimize exposure between employees and also between employees and the public.

  • Starting Wednesday, March 18, MED Business operations will continue and services to the public will remain available, however, all MED office lobbies will not be open to the public. During this time, MED is providing modified licensing services, outlined below. Other than these adjustments to our licensing processes, it is business as usual at MED.

Before You Apply, be aware that applying for or holding a MED Employee License and working within the Colorado Regulated Marijuana Space may have adverse Federal Immigration consequences.

In order to work within Colorado's Regulated Marijuana Industry, you must first apply and be approved for a MED Employee License.  As part of MED's initiatives to increase efficiencies and customer service, rules effective January 1, 2020, collapse the Key and Support License types into a single category - the Employee License. As of January 1, 2020, the MED will only issue the Employee License and the application fee will be $100.00. 

Prior to Submission - DON'T FORGET

  • Application: Submit a completed MED Employee License Application, including all necessary supporting documentation.  Please download the application and review it carefully to ensure you are eligible to hold this type of MED license.

  • Identification: Your submission must include a copy of your Colorado driver license or Colorado ID Card.

  • Fingerprints: You must have your fingerprints taken prior to submitting your application. During this time, the MED will not be offering in-office fingerprint services. Applicants may have fingerprints taken using a third-party vendor. When submitting your application, please include a copy of your receipt showing you completed your fingerprints by visiting one of the following providers:

  • Payment: The MED cannot complete the intake of your application without your payment of the Employee License Application Fee of $100.00.

    • ​Please include a check, money order or credit card authorization with your application submission. NO CASH will be accepted.

    • To accommodate email submissions, the MED is also offering an online payment option available via the Colorado Interactive Payment System. For applicants using this online payment option, a MED staff member will contact you via email with a link to submit your payment.

    • PLEASE NOTE: inaccurate payment may delay the issuance of your license. Full and proper payment is required, so please double check your payment before submitting it! For a summary of fees, please see our MED Fee Schedule.

You may either Mail or Email your application to one of the following MED offices - please email your application to only one of the locations below - multiple submissions will slow the processing of your application:

 Be aware that by applying for an occupational license you have agreed that if your application is approved, you will keep the MED informed of any change of your home address and other contact information.  You can do this via email at 

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