Marijuana Retailers & Home Growers

When will retail sales begin in licensed stores? 

Who is eligible to apply for a retail marijuana license?

  • Answer - In Denver, only existing medical marijuana centers, manufacturers and cultivators that are eligible can apply for a retail license before January 1, 2016. They can convert to a retail license or add a retail license to their existing medical marijuana license. 

    For additional information on becoming a licensed retail store, please visit the State Department of Revenue and the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses.

What is the two-year transition period for new retail stores? When does it end?

  • Answer - In Denver, only existing medical marijuana centers, manufacturers and cultivators that are eligible can apply for a retail license before January 1, 2016. 

What is the process for transitioning a medical marijuana center license into a retail store license?

How much marijuana can be sold to an individual in a retail store? 

  • Answer - Colorado residents 21 and older can purchase and possess up to 1 ounce of retail marijuana at a time.

    Non-residents are limited to ¼ ounce. 

How are marijuana-infused foods regulated?

Can I legally grow marijuana at home?

  • Answer - Yes. Adult residents can grow up to 6 marijuana plants per person. No more than 12 total plants are allowed per residence regardless of the number of adults living there. Marijuana plants must be kept in an enclosed, locked area.

    Take extra precautions to ensure that only authorized adults have access to the marijuana plants. You must be 21 and older to have or use retail marijuana. Children and pets should be kept away from plants at all times. 

Is there a limitation on the number of plants that I can grow at my home?

  • Answer - Yes. Adult residents can grow up to 6 marijuana plants per person. No more than 12 total plants are allowed per residence, regardless of the number of adults living there.

Can I sell home-grown marijuana to others?

  • Answer - Home grown marijuana, no matter the form, may not be sold to others.

    Take extra precautions to ensure that only authorized adults have access to marijuana plants. You must be 21 and older to have or use retail marijuana. Children and pets should be kept away from plants at all times. 

Is it legal to grow plants outside? 

  • Answer - Marijuana must be grown in a fully enclosed and locked space, whether indoors or outdoors.