MED Regulated Marijuana Business Owners
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:
- Finding of Suitability Natural Person Application: Please Note: Fingerprints are required with the submission of this application: applicants must visit a Colorado State Approved Third-Party Fingerprint Provider and include your fingerprint receipt with your application packet.
- Finding of Suitability of Owner Entity Application (Business Entity).
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
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 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 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.