Retail Marijuana Business License Application

Requirements for Licensure:

The MED cannot provide legal advice; you may want to seek legal counsel if you have questions regarding an interpretation of the above references.     

* This link will take you to an accessible copy of the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) hosted by Lexis Nexis

Local Authority Licensing: 
You must also confirm that the Local Authority where you plan to operate allows Retail Marijuana businesses to operate within their jurisdiction.  The MED will not accept new Retail Marijuana business license applications for businesses located within a local authority's jurisdiction unless they have advised us that they are currently accepting new business license applications -  local authorities that have advised the MED that they allow marijuana businesses to operate within their jurisdiction.  Be aware that before your business may begin operation, you must also obtain a license from the Local Authority within whose jurisdiction you intend to operate.  With this in mind, you may want to begin their license process at the same time you are pursuing your State Retail Marijuana business license.   

Once you have determined that you meet all requirements and your application packet is complete (including all necessary ownership/investor applications) send us an email at in order make an appointment to come into the Lakewood Office at 1701 Cole Blvd., Suite 300, Lakewood Colo, 80401 to submit your application and meet with a background investigator who will review your application, and if it is complete your application will be accepted.

State Tax Licensing: 
Applicants must also apply for the State tax license appropriate for the type of business they plan to operate.  In order to get more information regarding the necessary tax license, visit the Marijuana Tax Account/License website.

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