MED Employee License Renewal - Formerly Support and Key Licenses

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.

Starting Wednesday, March 18 business operations will continue and services to the public will remain available, however, all MED office lobbies will not be open to the public.

Before You Renew Your Employee Licensee

Please be aware:

  1. Applying for or holding a MED Employee License and/or working within the Colorado Regulated Marijuana Space may have adverse Federal Immigration consequences.
  2. You cannot renew an expired license/badge if you allow your badge to expire you must reapply for a new employee license. 

    Application Checklist



    1. Submit a Renewal Application

    For RENEWAL applications, apply either by dropping off your renewal application in person at the Lakewood office, submitting digitally or submitting by mail. Additional information on each option found below.

    2. Submit Supporting Documents

    Applicable documents must be signed prior to submission to
    the MED, via the online application.

    • Provide a copy of your REAL-ID Compliant identification, as proof of residency, with your application 
      • Your identification must have a photo
      • You can apply with an out-of-state id but it must be current and REAL-ID Compliant
        • If your identification is not current and ID compliant, you must provide a secure form of identification which can include: 
          • a state-certified birth certificate
          • a social security card
          • a valid US passport
    3. Pay Application Fee

    Submit a NON-REFUNDABLE application fee for a two-year license.

    • Please see the fee table for current fees
    • If applying by mail, please download the renewal employee application. You must pay by check or money order- please send only the amount due.  DO NOT add on extra service fees, as they do not apply to fees submitted by mail.

    After You Apply

    Employee licensees will receive an CI generated receipt upon submission of their application and required fees. Employee should maintain their CI generated receipt until they receive their new badge via mail. To minimize disruptions to employee licensee work schedules, Employee licensees with a valid license who submitted their application and payment via CI and are only waiting to receive their renewed badge via mail may continue to exercise the privileges of their license so long as they maintain their CI generated receipt on their person while working at or for a MED licensed business.

    Further, to assist in any need for state or local regulators or local law enforcement to verify a licensee's identification, such licensees are encouraged to maintain accessible picture identification (e.g. driver license or ID card) when exercising the privileges of their license. The status of a MED license can also be verified by using the licensee lookup tool available on the MED's website.

    If the renewal applicant fails to pass the background check you will have an opportunity to request a meeting to resolve any issues. If you choose not to pursue this option you must return your expired badge to the MED and discontinue your employment within Colorado's Marijuana Industry.  

    Submit Your Application


    Drop-off - Lakewood ONLY

    The Lakewood Office - 1697 Cole Blvd. Suite 200, Lakewood, CO 80401 - will provide a secure receptacle for applicants to drop-off their employee license renewal applications. Please place your complete applications in an envelope to keep the application intact.

    Submit Digitally

    For RENEWAL applications, use your computer, phone, or another device with internet access to submit your application

    For detailed instructions 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.


    Submit by Mail

    Lakewood Office
    1697 Cole Blvd., Suite 200
    Lakewood, CO 80401

    Colorado Springs/Southern Regional Office
    PO Box 15128
    Colorado Springs, CO80935

    Grand Junction/Western Slope Regional Office
    632 Market Street, Suite G3
    Grand Junction, CO 81505

    Longmont/Northern Regional Office
    275 South Main Street, Suite 101
    Longmont, CO 80501