Marijuana social equity

Denver's marijuana social equity program reserves store, transporter, cultivation, manufacturing, and hospitality licenses for social equity applicants until July 1, 2027. There is no cap on the number of licenses available to social equity applicants.

Under the program, only social equity applicants may deliver marijuana to consumers. They must hold a marijuana transporter license and delivery permit issued by the City of Denver.

Please see below for answers to frequently asked questions about marijuana licenses. If you have a question about Denver's marijuana licensing policy that is not answered below, please email

On Nov. 5, 2022, the Office of Marijuana Policy in conjunction with the state of Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division and Cannabis Business Office hosted a cannabis social equity opportunities conference. More than 200 potential social equity applicants attended the event. Handouts, resources and other materials from the event can be accessed here.