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how to get license to grow medical weed in colorado

After a completed MED Regulated Marijuana Business License Application is submitted, and the required fees paid, the state has 45 to 90 days to respond. If the state approves the application, it will be forwarded to the local governments listed therein. The specific local government’s response times vary but can be as long as six months.

A consideration unique to licensed marijuana businesses in Colorado is that the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (“MED”) must be kept up to date on any changes made to the trade name or any DBA (doing business as) a business may undertake.

Initial Steps

Cannabis extracts are part of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana market. Getting started requires either a Medical or Recreational Marijuana Products Manufacturer license as well as a license from a local licensing authority. The first step to complete the MED Regulated Marijuana Business License Application.

Adults 21 and older are permitted to grow up to six cannabis plants for their own personal use in Colorado. Growing cannabis commercially, on the other hand, requires either a Medical or Recreational Marijuana Cultivation Facility license as well as a license from a local licensing authority. The first step is to complete the MED Regulated Marijuana Business License Application.

Marijuana Transporter

Unlike the recreational marijuana market, which has been around for less than a decade, medical marijuana has been legal since 2000. Despite being older, operating a medical marijuana dispensary is still a vibrant business opportunity. Getting started requires a Medical Marijuana Store license as well as a license from a local licensing authority. First, you need to complete the MED Regulated Marijuana Business License Application.

Up to six plants are allowed per Colorado resident over age 21, with as many as three plants flowering at one time.

Marijuana plants must be kept in an enclosed, locked area that can’t be viewed openly. This means the plants can’t be outside.

At homes with residents under 21, any marijuana grow area must be enclosed and locked in a separate space that minors can’t access.

Don’t forget that counties and municipalities can pass stricter laws. For example, Denver limits a home grow to 12 plants, even if there are three or more adults over age 21 in the residence. Be sure to check your local laws for specific details.

As a reminder, the City of Colorado Springs prohibits any Retail/Recreational Marijuana Establishments (Ordinance 13-47).

Only licensee company checks, personal checks from a principal of the licensee, certified checks, or money orders payable to City of Colorado Springs will be accepted. The City does not accept cash for MMJ fees transactions.

Medical Marijuana Licensing

To review the City Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Business License Code, review Chapter 2, Article 2, Part 1 of the City Code.

Forms of Payment accepted

Please contact the City Clerk’s Office for more information regarding Medical Marijuana Business Licensing, including Modification of Premises, Changes of Ownership, Change of Location, renewals, or more information regarding Marijuana Testing Facility licensing at [email protected] or 719-385-5106.