MED Occupational Licensing

The MED Occupational License allows the holder to work within MED licensed Medical and Retail Marijuana facilities or for vendors that provide services to MED Medical and Retail Marijuana business licensees.  There are two types of MED Occupational Licenses: 

  • Key Employee: Necessary for employees that make operational or management decisions that directly impact the business.  An example of such an employee is a master grower that determines what or how much of a particular strain to produce. (Application fee $250)

  • Support Employee: Necessary for employees that work within the business but do not make operational decisions.  An example of such an employee would be a budtender - the majority of occupational license holders are in this category. (Application fee $75)

Both license types are good for two years from the date on which the license badge is issued.  

If you are interested in obtaining a MED Occupational License please download the Occupational License Application and review it carefully to ensure you are eligible to hold this type of MED license. 

All applicants for a new occupational license must come into a MED office to submit their application, have their fingerprints taken and pose for a photo that will be placed on their occupational license badge. To make an appointment to submit your application please contact one of the following offices: 

Lakewood Office: 
1707 Cole Blvd., Suite 300
Lakewood, CO  80401
Email for an appointment: dor_medoccupational_appts@state.co.us
Accepts cash, checks, and money order (no third-party checks)

Colorado Springs Office:
1030 South Academy Blvd. Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Call for an appointment: 719-570-5622
Accepts checks and money orders
(no third-party checks) 
Longmont Office:
275 South Main Street, Suite 101
Longmont, CO 80501
Call for an appointment: 303-866-2274
Accepts checks and money orders (no third-party checks) 
Grand Junction Office:
632 Market Street, Suite G3
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Call for an appointment: 970-248-7181
Accepts checks and money orders
(no third-party checks) 

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 dor_medchanges@state.co.us (Please note that there is an underscore between Dor and med: dor_medchanges@state.co.us).

Occupational License Renewal Information