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Continued Moratorium on New Retail Marijuana Applications

Denver's Department of Excise and Licenses has continued a moratorium on new retail marijuana applications.

The extention of the transition phase on retail marijuana licenses coupled with a moratorium on new medical marijuana licenses, will allow additional time for the City to assess the impact of commercial marijuana culivation, production and sales in our communities; to further research, understand, and develop measured and thoughtful responses to unanticipated consequences of legalized marijuana; to manage the more than 1,000 licenses already issued by the City; and to integrate the production information gathered by the state over the next two years into data driven policy decisions. 

You can now also view our Marijuana Pending Applications in the Open Data Catalog.

Learn more about retail marijunana licenses.