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 or an individual whose decisions have a significant impact on the business and its operations, but does not have an ownership interest in the business. (Cost $250)
  • Support Employee: Necessary for employees that work within the business but do no makes operational decisions.  An example of such an employee would be a bud tender - the majority of occupational license holders are in this category. (Cost $75)
Both license types are good for two years from the date on which the license badge was issued.  
All applicants initially applying for an 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 - if the applicant passes their background check and the application is approved, the badge will be mailed to their home address of record. 
MED Occupational License Application (may be used for Key and Support applicants) Revised 10/31/2016
Please Print the Application as Single-Sided Only 
Applicants must submit the most current application form and the applicant's signature must be notarized prior to submission
MED Occupational Licenses are available by appointment only; Walk-In applicants will not be accommodated  
Denver Office: 
1707 Cole Blvd., Suite 300
Lakewood, CO  80401

(I-70 Exit 263 - West/Colorado Mills Parkway)
Email for an appointment:
Colorado Springs Office (Southern)*:
1030 South Academy Blvd. Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Call for an appointment: 719-570-5622
Longmont Office (North)*:
275 South Main Street, Suite 101
Longmont, CO 80501
Call for an appointment: 303-866-2274
Grand Junction Office (Western)*:
632 Market Street, Suite G3
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Call for an appointment: 970-248-7181
*MED Regional Offices may not accept cash payment for Occupational License Applications Fees - Payment may only be made via a Check or Money Order
When applying for your license bring your completed application form (Key or Support), all supporting documentation (for example, proof of residency or court dispositions), AND the full amount of your application fee.  We cannot accept credit cards, the application fee must be paid in cash or with a check made out to the MED or the Colorado Department of Revenue.
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.  You can do this via email at (Please note that there is an underscore between Dor and med:

Current MED Fee Schedule, Effective December 22, 2016

MED Occupational License Renewal Information


All fees paid in cash MUST be made in exact change