Colorado Cannabis License Solutions
The Marijuana Enforcement Division MED oversees licensing for the State of Colorado under the Department of Revenue.
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Colorado Marijuana License Requirements, Timelines, and Selection Process
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|Total # of Colorado Cannabis Licenses||Over 3,000|
|Cultivation||796 adult-use||485 medical licenses|
|Retail||420 adult-use||652 medical licenses|
|Delivery||46 adult-use||18 medical licenses|
|Transporter||12 medical||32 recreational|
|Product Manufacturer||299 adult-use||226 medical licenses|
|Research & Development||1 medical|
|Testing Facilities||10 medical||10 recreational|
|Basic Demographic Information|
|Resources include the US Census Bureau, City-Data.com, and any additional relevant resources.|
|Total # of Counties||64|
|Total # of Cities||271 active incorporated municipalities, of which 196 are towns, 73 are cities and 2 are consolidated city and county governments|
|Population in 2019||727,211|
|A Colorado Recreational Marijuana Cultivation Facility has five Tiers of licensure|
|Tier 1||(1-1,800 plants)|
|Tier 2||(1,801-3,600 plants)|
|Tier 3||(3,601-6,000 plants)|
|Tier 4||(6,001-10,200 plants)|
|Tier 5||(10,201-13,800 plants)|
Colorado is extremely business-friendly and a hub for growing businesses and startups. According to the U.S. Census Bureau estimates, Colorado's population has grown by almost 239,000 people from 2014 to 2018 with a workforce that's recognized as one of the most educated in the country. The state is fully embracing remote work with Fort Collins as a top city for remote work. Furthermore, Over the past 10 years, Colorado's startup ecosystem has matured and, with it, VC investment, and secondary locations for Fortune 500 technology companies have followed. Colorado is the eighth-largest state in terms of landmass with its natural resources resulting in an economic boon as well as a draw for tourism.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The licensing for all cannabis facility license types is regulated and overseen by the Colorado State Licensing Authority. After licensure, the enforcement and compliance of the regulated cannabis market is regulated by the Marijuana Enforcement Division.
The license application process requires a fee to both the state and the local municipality. The state fee is $4,500 and the local fee is $2,500. Additionally the annual renewal fee is $1,800. This does not include any other cost that goes into the build out of a facility.
The cost of applying and obtaining final licensure for a cultivation in Colorado ranges from $1,500 – $6,500 depending on the cultivation type and size. The cost to fully build out a cultivation is much higher and depends on the size and type of cultivation and can total between $1 million and $20 million. To get a better understanding of the cultivation types or cost associated with them please reach out to our team.
Yes, Colorado awarded its first cannabis delivery license in February of 2021. This was in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and patients’ lack of ability to obtain cannabis during that time.
Yes, local municipalities can ban cannabis facilities from operating in their jurisdiction. While the larger cities in Colorado allow cannabis, most cities and towns do not allow cannabis facilities within their municipalities.