MED New Regulated Marijuana Business License Application

COVID 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.

MED Business operations 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.

How to Apply 

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Application Checklist 

 

 

1. Complete the MED Regulated Marijuana Business License Application

This application includes addendums for

  • Publicly Traded Companies
  • Qualified Private Fund
  • Qualified Institutional Investors
  • Marijuana Research and Development Facility
2. Include all applicable Findings of Suitability Applications 

To determine which of the following applications should be submitted with your business license application visit our Marijuana Business Owners webpage:

3. Pay Application Fee

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

  • Please include a check made payable to DOR, 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.
4. Pay Local Jurisdiction Fees

FEES DUE TO LOCAL JURISDICTIONS MUST BE INCLUDED WITH YOUR APPLICATION SUBMISSION AS A SEPARATE FORM OF PAYMENT (CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY). Please refer to your application for additional details.

5. Supporting Documentation

Include any necessary addendums:

  • Publicly Traded Companies
  • Qualified Private Fund
  • Qualified Institutional Investors
  • Marijuana Research and Development Facility
    • The application includes addendums for these items. 

 

Other Requirements for Regulated Marijuana Businesses

State Sales Tax License

Applicants must also apply for the State Tax License appropriate for the type of business they plan to operate. 

Learn More

Labor & Employment Requirements

Anyone operating a business within the State of Colorado is required to meet specific state and Federal Labor and Employment requirements. Please visit the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment's(CDLE) Starting a Business Website for more information. You may also find the "New Employer Checklist" helpful.

Local Authority Licensing

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

How to Submit Your Application

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Submit by Mail

Marijuana Enforcement Division
1697 Cole Blvd., Suite 200
Lakewood, CO 80401

 

Submit Digitally

Use your computer, phone, or another device with internet access to submit your application. 

For more information see our training video

Did you use our online application? If so, we want to hear from you! Please submit your feedback on this Google Form.

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Drop Off Your Application

MED's Lakewood Office - 1697 Cole Blvd., Suite 200, Lakewood, CO 80401 - 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.