MED Regulated Marijuana Business Owners

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 operations, it is business as usual at MED 

The following applications were updated pursuant to HB19-1090, which requires any person or entity intending to become a Controlling Beneficial Owner of a Regulated Marijuana Business to submit a request for a Finding of Suitability.  Please note the Division is continuing to review and update all applications as part of its implementation of 2019 legislation.

Any Colorado Regulated Marijuana Business Owner who has 10% interest, or greater or Controls* the Regulated Marijuana Business should submit the appropriate Finding of Suitability Application: 

Each NEW Regulated Marijuana Business will also need to submit a New Regulated Marijuana Business License Application.

Notice Regarding Holding Companies Disclosed Prior to Nov. 1, 2019: Regulated Marijuana Businesses with holding companies that were disclosed in MED business applications approved prior to November 1, 2019, may now be subject to suitability and licensure requirements pursuant to HB19-1090. Prior to the effective date of House Bill 19-1090, such holding companies were not subject to licensure requirements. However, the Division has identified prior-disclosed holding companies that are now considered Controlling Beneficial Owners subject to suitability and licensure requirements. To facilitate an efficient and operable process for the issuance of Owner Licenses, holding companies disclosed by a Regulated Marijuana Business in applications approved prior to November 1, 2019, need not submit suitability applications. The Division will issue Owner License numbers and assign expiration dates for such holding companies at the Regulated Marijuana Business’s next application submission. Please note that all Owner Licenses are subject to renewal requirements. Further, Regulated Marijuana Businesses should review the organizational structure for these holding companies to confirm their Executive Officers and Members of the Board of Directors possess an Owner License. Any such person not exempt from suitability must submit a suitability application and the $800.00 natural person suitability fee.

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: 

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

  • IdentificationYour submission must include a copy of your 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.