MED Regulated Marijuana Business License Renewal

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.

MED Regulated Marijuana Business Licenses must be renewed each year, except the Transporter License which is valid for two years.  The MED Office will send an email notification ninety days prior to the expiration date of the license to the business contact email address provided by the licensee.  We strongly encourage owners to submit their renewal application packets as soon after its receipt as possible.  

ATTENTION: Pursuant to 2019 legislative changes under Senate Bill 19-224, a licensee must apply for renewal before the expiration date of their license. Prior law provided a "grace period" for business licensees to submit renewal applications within 90 days following their expiration date. However, as of January 1, 2020, statute and rules will no longer provide a 90-day "grace period" for renewal submission. Therefore, absent a licensee's submission and acceptance of a complete renewal application prior to a license expiration date, a license is immediately invalid upon expiration. An expired license will not be renewed or reinstated. A regulated marijuana business with an expired license must submit a new business license application with required fees and receive required approvals in order to resume the exercise of any license privileges.

Applications may be submitted to the LAKEWOOD OFFICE ONLY: 

  •  Mail-In: Marijuana Enforcement Division
    1707 Cole Blvd., Suite 300
    Lakewood, CO 80401

  • Dropped-Off:  MED' Lakewood Office will provide a secure receptacle for applicants to drop-off their new owner license applications from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays until further notice.         

Prior to Submission - DON’T FORGET:

  • Payment: The MED cannot complete its intake of your application without your payment of requisite fees. 

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

    • The MED is also offering an online payment link option available via Colorado Interactive Payment System. For applicants seeking to use this online payment link option, following receipt of your application, a MED staff member will contact you via email with the 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 the MED’s fee schedule.