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Apply for or Renew Business Licenses

In an effort to protect public safety, in-person customer service at Excise and Licenses is being offered by appointment only. Please visit our appointments website to make an appointment. All license application not available online can be submitted via email during this health crisis. Please visit our email application process page for more information on submitting email applications. 

For questions, please email licenses@denvergov.org or call 311.

Excise and Licenses will not offer fingerprinting services on site. This website offers information on fingerprinting services authorized by Colorado Applicant Background Services.

Denver is currently issuing four types of medical marijuana licenses:

  • Medical Marijuana Infused Products Manufacturer
  • Medical Marijuana Testing Facility
  • Medical Marijuana Transporter
  • Medical Marijuana Research and Development

Denver is no longer issuing new licenses for the following medical marijuana license types:

  • Medical Marijuana Center
  • Medical Marijuana Optional Premises Cultivation

Applications will be accepted Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 3:00pm.

Please bring your completed application package and all required documents to Denver Excise & Licenses. Our staff can answer your questions about licensing processes, but cannot provide legal nor business advice. An overview of the licensing process as well as required fees and forms can be found below.

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Appointments for new licenses, renewals, transfers or modifications of existing licenses will be accepted Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 3:00pm.

Please Note: 1 application per appointment. You can check-in 15 minutes early to appointment. You will not be able to check-in late for an appointment.

Applying For a New Business License

At this time, Denver is accepting license applications for new medical marijuana infused products manufacturers, medical marijuana testing facilities, medical marijuana transporters, and medical marijuana research and development facilities.

If you would like to obtain a medical marijuana business license must follow these steps:

Step 1: Submit a completed Medical Marijuana Establishment New License Application along with all supporting documents and application fees to Denver's Department of Excise & Licenses.

Step 2: The department will review the application and all supplemental documents. It is the goal to have reviews complete within 30 days of receipt of complete application, however given the large volume of applications and changes in regulations, the application review process may extend beyond such timeframe. If 30 days have passed and you would like to check on the status of your application review, please contact exlapplications@denvergov.org.

Step 3: You will be issued an inspection notice that explains how to schedule the required inspections. Please refer to the "Inspection Process"  section below for more information.

Step 4: Once you have completed the required local inspections, e-mail exlapplications@denvergov.org a copy of your approved state license, along with a request to issue your local license. Please include the BFN Record ID in this e-mail. The city will then e-mail you a copy of the local license. 

All applications will be administratively closed if they are not completed within 12 months.

Upon submission of an application for a new medical marijuana business license, applicants will be required to pay a $2,000 application fee, and a $3,000 license fee. Checks should be made payable to the "Manager of Finance." The city also accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and cash payments.

Application fees are non-refundable. If an applicant does not successfully obtain a license, they may request a refund of the license fee by e-mailing a completed Refund Request Form to exlapplications@denvergov.org.

In addition to the required fees, applicants must submit a completed Medical Marijuana Establishment New License Application, along with all required supporting documents. The required supporting documents are:

Required Documents 

  1. A floor plan of the premises (see requirements below)
  2. By-Laws, Operating or Partnership Agreement, etc., as applicable (Organizational or Corporate Governance Documents)
  3. Copy of Burglar Alarm Monitoring Contract
  4. Copy of Burglar Alarm Permit
  5. Copy of Valid State or Federally Issued ID for any owner who owns 10% or more of the license, either directly or indirectly through an entity
  6. Copy of Zoning Use Permit 
  7. Lease or Deed (if leased, the owner must provide written consent to lease to a marijuana establishment, and the lease must be valid for at least 90 days from the date the application is submitted.)

Floor Plan Requirements

Provide a floor plan, or multiple floor plans, drawn to scale on a standard 8 ½” x 11” piece of paper. It is preferred and strongly recommended that you submit plans that have been prepared digitally of plans prepared by a design professional. Separate floors must be shown on separate pieces of paper and clearly identified (i.e. Basement, First Floor, etc.) Your floor plan must be complete and accurate. The submission must include:

  • The physical layout of the establishment with the legibly labeled principal uses of each room in the premises.
  • The legible identification of all security cameras and DVR locations.
  • The intended Licenses Premises must be contiguous and outlined in red.
  • The intended Limited Access Areas must be contiguous and outlined in green.
  • Centers only: Each room that is Restricted Access Area must be clearly labeled as such and must identify POS and sales counter locations.

If you choose to submit multiple floor plans to satisfy all of the requirements outlined above, the physical layout and room uses must be identical for each floor plan showing the same section of the premises.

Definitions

  • Licensed Premises- The premises in possession of the Licensee and within which the Licensee is authorized to cultivate, manufacture, distribute, sell, store, transport, or test marijuana.
  • Limited Access Area- The contiguous area within the Licensed Premises where marijuana is grown, cultivated, stored, weighed, packaged, or processed.
  • Restricted Access Area- The area within the Licensed Premises where marijuana is sold, possessed for sale, or displayed for sale.

Proposed facility locations must comply with the restrictions laid out in the Denver Zoning Code, the Former Chapter 59 Zoning Code, and the Denver Revised Municipal Code.

The Marijuana Facility Location Guide has information to assist applicants in choosing an acceptable location.

Additionally, you can find the zone districts surrounding a proposed location using this map.

Upon submission of a completed application for a new medical marijuana business license, an inspection card will be issued that describes how to schedule inspections for all applicable agencies. Excise and Licenses will receive electronic proof from each of the inspecting agencies as the inspections are completed and approved. All five inspecting agencies must submit proof of successful inspection completion to Excise and Licenses before any license will be issued.

We recommend that you enlist the services of a professional to develop plans for the building, zoning, public health, and fire prevention elements of your building.

The following city agencies inspect proposed marijuana business locations:

Community Planning & Development: Building Inspections Division

Community Planning & Development: Zoning Division

Public Health & Environment: Public Health Inspections Division

Excise and Licenses

Fire Prevention

A brief guide including multi-agency common marijuana business inspection requirements can be found here.

Renew a Business License

Denver marijuana business licenses are valid for one year. Businesses are required to renew a license within 60 days before its expiration date.

To renew a Marijuana Business License, follow these steps:

Step 1: Complete the Marijuana License Renewal Application.

Step 2: Bring the completed application along with all supporting documents and the required annual license fee to Denver's Department of Excise and Licenses.

Step 3: You will be issued a new license upon receipt of a completed application and successful completion of any hearing requirements or pending amendment applications.

All applications will be administratively closed if they are not completed within 12 months.

Please Note: Medical Marijuana businesses are required to renew their state-issued license on an annual basis, with the exception of transporters , who renew every two years at the state.

Upon submission of a renewal application for a medical marijuana business license, applicants will be required to pay a $3,000 annual license fee per license. Checks should be made payable to the "Manager of Finance". The city also accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and cash payments.

In addition to the required fees, applicants will need to submit a completed Marijuana License Renewal Application, along with all required supporting documents. The required supporting documents are:

Required Documents 

  1. Copies of any Orders to Show Cause, Summary Suspension, or Administrative Hold issued by the Marijuana Enforcement Division within the last 12 months.
  2. Copy of State License for each license being renewed
  3. Lease or Deed (If leased, the owner must provide written consent to lease to a marijuana establishment, and the lease must be valid for at least 90 days from the date the application is submitted.)

Businesses are allowed to renew their license up to 90 days after its expiration date. They will have to pay late fees as determined by the Denver Revised Municipal Code. Additionally, the following law found in Chapter 24 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code applies:

Except where the director has received a complete renewal application along with the requisite fees, it shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, sell, distribute, transfer, transport, or otherwise remove medical marijuana or medical marijuana products from the premises of a licensed medical marijuana establishment after the expiration date listed upon the face of any local license issued pursuant to this article XII for that location.

The Director of Denver Excise and Licenses may schedule a renewal hearing for an optional premises cultivation (grow) license located in a zone district where plant husbandry is no longer a permitted use. You may find a list of cultivation facilities located in a zone district where plant husbandry is no longer a permitted use by e-mailing marijuanainfo@denvergov.org.

Parties of interest that may request such a hearing are:

  • The applicant;
  • An adult resident of the ‘neighborhood under consideration’;
  • The owner or manager of a business located in the ‘neighborhood under consideration’;
  • An authorized representative of a registered neighborhood organization that encompasses all or part of the ‘neighborhood under consideration’; or
  • Any member of city council elected from a district that encompasses all or any part of the ‘neighborhood under consideration’.

The ‘neighborhood under consideration’ is defined as follows:

  • For premises located in the Central Business District and Lower Downtown (Lodo), the ‘neighborhood under consideration’ is determined by counting approximately nine square blocks from the cultivation facility location following the pattern of the block ends.
  • For premises located in any other neighborhoods in Denver, the ‘neighborhood under consideration’ is determined by counting five blocks from the proposed location to the north, five blocks to the south, five blocks to the east and five blocks to the west. All block sizes are approximate. These four points will then be joined by a straight line following the pattern of the block ends.

The Department may modify a Designated Area to avoid cutting through blocks, residences, or businesses. Any party in interest may also request the Director to modify an established Designated Area.

In order to submit a request for a renewal hearing, a party of interest must gather at least ten valid signatures of parties in interest using forms supplied by the Department. Please e-mail EXLApplications@denvergov.org for these forms. The party in interest must present the petition to the Department within ninety days of the licensee’s renewal date. Any Licensee who is required to attend a public hearing must post notice of hearing on the licensed premises for a period of at least ten days prior to the hearing.  At the public hearing, the incumbent licensee and any other interested party shall be entitled to speak and present evidence supporting or opposing renewal of the license. The optional premises cultivation license shall be eligible for renewal in its current compliant or nonconforming location unless it is shown by a preponderance of the evidence presented at the hearing that:

  1. The existence of the medical marijuana cultivation on the licensed premises has frustrated the implementation of the city's comprehensive plan and any adopted neighborhood plan applicable to the subject property;
  2. The existence of the medical marijuana cultivation operation on the licensed premises has negatively affected nearby properties or the neighborhood in general, including by way of example any adverse effects caused by excessive noise, odors, vehicular traffic, or any negative effects on nearby property values;
  3. The existence of the medical marijuana cultivation operation has caused crime rates to increase in the surrounding neighborhood;
  4. The continued existence of a licensed medical marijuana cultivation operation in the subject location will have a deleterious impact on public health, safety and the general welfare of the neighborhood or the city; or
  5. The applicant or any person from whom the applicant acquired a retail marijuana business failed to meet one or more of the requirements specified in D.R.M.C. § 24-510(a)(2). 

Transfer of Ownership and Corporate Structure Change

Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses no longer requires a city application for transfers of ownership for marijuana businesses. The Marijuana Enforcement Division’s Change of Controlling Beneficial Owner Application will be used to create amendment records for Denver transfers of ownership, and city licensing technicians will request additional required documents as needed. In addition, applicants must pay a $100 fee per license affected by the transfer of ownership. Checks should be made payable to the “Manager of Finance.” The city also accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and cash payments.

Please review the process below and contact marijuanainfo@denvergov.org if you have questions.

Step 1: Determine whether you are required to submit a state Change of Controlling Beneficial Owner Application (form DR 8535). If you are unsure, please visit the state Marijuana Enforcement Division's website.

Step 2: If required, submit the Change of Controlling Beneficial Owner Application to the state.​

Step 3: The state will send a copy of your Change of Controlling Beneficial Owner Application to Denver's Department of Excise and Licenses. ​

Step 4: A city licensing technician will use the state application to create amendment records for all city licenses affected by the change of ownership. The licensing technician will send you an invoice for a required fee of $100 per license affected by the change in ownership, and a letter of conditional local approval. The licensing technician will also request additional documentation, including but not limited to signed Statements of Understanding forms and, if applicable, a new lease or a city sales tax license (for stores). ​

Please note: It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide the state Marijuana Enforcement Division a copy of the letter of conditional local approval. In addition to conditional local approval, the state Marijuana Enforcement Division requires some applicants to sign and submit a Schedule A Effective Date of Change of Ownership, and a new city license will not be issued before the Effective Date of Change of Ownership. For all applicants, a new city license will not be issued until a new state license is issued.

Step 5: To complete the city change of ownership and receive your new city license(s), you must submit the following documents and information to EXLApplications@denvergov.org:

  • Required documentation previously requested by a licensing technician (for example, signed Statements of Understanding forms and, if applicable, a new lease or a city sales tax license);
  • A receipt of proof of payment of city fees; ​
  • Proof of state approval for the change in controlling beneficial owner(s);
  • If required, a signed Schedule A Effective Date of Change of Ownership (dated appropriately);
  • New state licenses for all city licenses affected by the change of ownership;
  • A request to close the amendment record(s) and a request to be issued new city licenses.

Step 6: Upon immediate receipt of the above, a city licensing technician will complete the city change of ownership and issue new licenses (if needed). 

Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses no longer requires a city application or a fee to process corporate structure changes for marijuana businesses.

Visit the state Marijuana Enforcement Division’s website for information on how to report the following:

  • Change of Executive Officer
  • Change of Member of Board of Directors
  • Change of Entity Type
  • Change of Legal Name
  • Change of Entity Jurisdiction
  • Reallocation of Owner Interests Among Existing Controlling Beneficial Owner(s)
  • Passive Beneficial Owner to Controlling Beneficial Owner (applies if the Passive Beneficial Owner was issued an Owner License prior to August 1, 2019 that is associated with the Regulated Marijuana Business and has continuously maintained that license)

The state Marijuana Enforcement Division shares disclosure forms with changes exempt from the Change of Controlling Beneficial Owner Application with Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses. A city licensing technician will use the state disclosure forms to make the necessary adjustments to city records. If you have questions, contact marijuanainfo@denvergov.org.

Transfer of Location

Anytime a marijuana business wishes to change the location of their establishment they must file for a Transfer of Location with Denver Excise and Licenses. 

To file a Transfer of Location for a retail marijuana business, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Submit a completed Marijuana License Transfer of Location form along with all supporting documents and application fees to Denver Excise and Licenses.

Step 2: The Department will review the application and all supplemental documents. It is the goal to have reviews complete within 30 days of receipt of complete application, however given the large volume of applications and changes in regulations, the application review process may extend beyond such time frame. If 30 days have passed and you would like to check on the status of your application review, please contact EXLapplications@denvergov.org

Step 3: Medical Marijuana Centers will have a public needs and desires hearing coordinated by Denver Excise & Licenses.

Step 4: After any hearing requirements are met, the MED will be notified that they may accept a corresponding change of location application. Simultaneously, businesses will be issued an inspection notice that explains how to schedule applicable inspections. Please refer to the section below titled "Inspection Process" for more details.

Step 5: Once you have completed the required local inspections, e-mail exlapplications@denvergov.org proof of state approval for the Change of Location, along with a request to close our your local Transfer of Location application. Please include the Amendment Record ID(s) in this e-mail. The city will then complete the local application and e-mail you a copy of the new license.

All applications will be administratively closed if they are not completed within 12 months. 

Upon submission of a Transfer of Location application, applicants will be required to pay a $750 fee per license. Checks should be made payable to the "Manager of Finance". The city also accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and cash payments.

In addition to the required fees, applicants will need to submit a completed Marijuana License Transfer of Location Application, along with all required supporting documents. The required supporting documents for the new premises are:

Required Documents 

  1. Affidavit of State License Change of Location
  2. A floor plan of the new premises (see requirements below)
  3. Copy of Burglar Alarm Monitoring Contract for the new premises
  4. Copy of Burglar Alarm Permit for the new premises
  5. Copy of State License for each license being transferred
  6. Copy of Zoning Use Permit for the new premise
  7. If the proposed change will result in the licensed premises of a cultivation facility being located in a zone district other than an I-A, I-B, OS-B, I-O, I-1, I-2, OS-1, or OS-2 zone district, then the following documents are required:
    • Proof that a zoning permit for plant husbandry was applied for upon the same zone lot on or before July 1, 2010.
    • Proof that an optional premises cultivation license upon the same zone lot was applied for with the state medical marijuana licensing authority on or before August 1, 2010.
    • Documentary or other empirical evidence that the cultivation of medical marijuana had commenced on the proposed zone lot prior to January 1, 2011.
  8. Lease or Deed for the new premise (if leased, the owner must provide written consent to lease to a marijuana establishment, and the lease must be valid for at least 90 days from the date the application is submitted.)
  9. State Notification Waiver for each license

Floor Plan Requirements

Provide a floor plan, or multiple floor plans, drawn to scale on a standard 8 ½” x 11” piece of paper. It is preferred and strongly recommended that you submit plans that have been prepared digitally or plans prepared by a design professional. Separate floors must be shown on separate pieces of paper and clearly identified (i.e. Basement, First Floor, etc.) Your floor plan must be complete and accurate. The submission must include:

  • The physical layout of the establishment with the legibly labeled principal uses of each room in the premises.
  • The legible identification of all security cameras and DVR locations.
  • The intended Licenses Premises must be contiguous and outlined in red.
  • The intended Limited Access Areas must be contiguous and outlined in green.
  • Centers only: Each room that is Restricted Access Area must be clearly labeled as such and must identify POS and sales counter locations.

If you choose to submit multiple floor plans to satisfy all of the requirements outlined above, the physical layout and room uses must be identical for each floor plan showing the same section of the premises. 

Definitions

  • Licensed Premises - The premises in possession of the Licensee and within which the Licensee is authorized to cultivate, manufacture, distribute, sell, store, transport, or test marijuana.
  • Limited Access Area - The contiguous area within the Licensed Premises where marijuana is grown, cultivated, stored, weighed, packaged, or processed.
  • Restricted Access Area - The area within the Licensed Premises where marijuana is sold, possessed for sale, or displayed for sale.

Proposed facility locations must comply with the restrictions laid out in the Denver Zoning Code, the Former Chapter 59 Zoning Code, and the Denver Revised Municipal Code.

The Marijuana Facility Location Guide has been put together to assist applicants in choosing an acceptable location.

The map at the bottom of this web page displays active medical marijuana center and retail marijuana store licenses.

A list of pending marijuana applications can be found on the Denver Open Data Catalog.

Additionally, you can find the zone districts surrounding a proposed location using this map.

A list of proposed locations for pending medical marijuana center and retail marijuana store transfer of locations can be obtained by e-mailing marijuanainfo@denvergov.org

A list of active child care facility licenses in Denver can be found on the Denver Open Data Catalog.

A list of all licensed childcare facilities in Colorado, including preschools, can be found on the Colorado Office of Early Education website under Licensed Facility List.

Once an application successfully passes the quality control review, an inspection card will be issued that describes how to schedule inspections for all applicable agencies. Excise and Licenses will receive electronic proof from each of the inspecting agencies as the inspections are completed and approved. All five inspecting agencies must submit proof of successful inspection completion to Excise and Licenses before any license will be issued.

We recommend that you enlist the services of a professional to develop plans for the building, zoning, public health, and fire prevention elements of your building.

The following city agencies sign off on all marijuana business inspections:

Community Planning & Development: Building Inspections Division

Community Planning & Development: Zoning Division

Public Health & Environment: Public Health Inspections Division (Signature Required for Centers, MIPs, Testing, Transporter, and Off-Premises Storage Facilities)

Public Health & Environment: Environmental Quality (Signature Required for Cultivation Facilities Only)

Excise and Licenses

Fire Prevention

A brief guide including multi-agency common marijuana business inspection requirements can be found here.

Modification of Premises

A Modification of Premises is required when any of the following occurs:

  • Changing the square footage of the building/licensed premises
  • Altering the layout of the facility (including modifying doorways, adding/removing walls) or any other action that would require a building permit.
  • The addition or reconfiguration of a point of sale location
  • The addition or replacement of electrical fixtures for the purpose of increasing power for cultivation activities.
  • The addition or removal of a cultivation or MIP facility from the premises
  • The addition, alteration, or removal of extraction equipment, including any extraction ventilation system components
  • Additions, alteration or deletion of any enrichment system(s).

If you are simply updating your security plan to add or remove cameras, please e-mail a completed Request to Amend Floor Plan application to EXLApplications@denvergov.org

Anytime a marijuana business wishes to modify their premises they must file for a Modification of Premises with Denver Excise & Licenses.

To file for a Modification of Premises, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Complete a Marijuana License Modification of Premises Application form along with all supporting documents and application fees to Denver Excise and Licenses.

Step 2: The Department will review the application and all supplemental documents for completeness. It is the goal of the Department to have reviews complete within 30 days of receipt of complete application, however, the application review process may extend beyond such timeframe.

Step 3: Once the quality control review is complete, the MED will be notified that they may accept a corresponding modification of premises application. Simultaneously, the business will be issued an inspection notice that explains how to schedule applicable inspections. Please refer to the section below titled "Inspection Process" for more details.

Step 4: Once you have completed the required local inspections, e-mail exlapplications@denvergov.org proof of state approval for the Modification of Premises, along with a request to close out your local application. Please include the Amendment Record ID(s) in this e-mail. They city will then update your file to reflect the new floor plan and the completion of the modification of premises application.

All applications will be administratively closed if they are not completed within 12 months. 

Upon submission of a modification of premises application, applicants will be required to pay a $150 fee per license. Checks should be made payable to the "Manager of Finance". The city also accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and cash payments.

In addition to the required fees, applicants will need to submit a completed Marijuana License Modification of Premises Application, along with all required supporting documents. The required supporting documents are:

  1. A floor plan of the proposed premises (see requirements below)
  2. Copy of Zoning Use Permit
  3. State Notification Waiver for each license

Floor Plan Requirements

Provide a floor plan, or multiple floor plans, drawn to scale on a standard 8 ½” x 11” piece of paper. It is preferred and strongly recommended that you submit plans that have been prepared digitally or plans prepared by a design professional. Separate floors must be shown on separate pieces of paper and clearly identified (i.e. Basement, First Floor, etc.) Your floor plan must be complete and accurate. The submission must include:

  • The physical layout of the establishment with the legibly labeled principal uses of each room in the premises.
  • The legible identification of all security cameras and DVR locations.
  • The intended Licenses Premises must be contiguous and outlined in red.
  • The intended Limited Access Areas must be contiguous and outlined in green.
  • Stores only: Each room that is Restricted Access Area must be clearly labeled as such and must identify POS and sales counter locations.

If you choose to submit multiple floor plans to satisfy all of the requirements outlined above, the physical layout and room uses must be identical for each floor plan showing the same section of the premises.

Definitions

  • Licensed Premises- The premises in possession of the Licensee and within which the Licensee is authorized to cultivate, manufacture, distribute, sell, store, transport, or test marijuana.
  • Limited Access Area- The contiguous area within the Licensed Premises where marijuana is grown, cultivated, stored, weighed, packaged, or processed.
  • Restricted Access Area- The area within the Licensed Premises where marijuana is sold, possessed for sale, or displayed for sale.

Once a Modification of Premises application successfully passes the quality control review, an inspection card will be issued that describes how to schedule inspections for all applicable agencies. We recommend that you enlist the services of a professional to develop plans for the building, zoning, public health, and fire prevention elements of your building.

Excise and Licenses will receive electronic proof from each of the inspecting agencies as the inspections are completed and approved.

All inspecting agencies must submit proof of successful inspection completion to Excise and Licenses before any license will be issued.

As of September 12, 2019, Marijuana License Modification of Premises Applications will only require a Zoning and Neighborhood Inspection review for one of the following reasons:

  • You have applied for a Modification of Premises for a marijuana center or store in an I-B zone use district.
  • You have applied for a Modification of Premises for a cultivation in a zone use district other than an I-A, I-B, OS-B, I-O, I-1, I-2, OS-1, or OS-2 zone use district.
  • You indicated on your Marijuana License Modification of Premises Application that your modification will result in the addition of an extraction room or an expansion of extraction space.
  • You have applied for a Modification of Premises that will result in an address change (for example, through the expansion or removal of units).

With the exception of the Zoning Division (which is only required for the reasons outlined above), the following inspections are required for all Modification of Premises applications:

Community Planning & Development: Zoning Division

Community Planning & Development: Building Inspections Division

Fire Prevention

Public Health & Environment: Public Health Inspections Division (Inspection required for only centers, MIP manufacturers, testing, transporter, and off-premises storage facilities)

Public Health & Environment: Environmental Quality (Inspection required for only cultivation facilities and MIP manufacturers)

Excise and Licenses

A brief guide including multi-agency common marijuana business inspection requirements can be found here.

Businesses that currently hold a valid Denver license for medical center, medical optional premises cultivation,  medical infused products manufacturer, or that hold a valid medical transporter license anywhere in the state, may apply for a medical marijuana off-premises storage license.

Off-premises storage licenses allow for the storage of finished products only. No sales, cultivation, manufacturing, processing, testing, consuming, repacking, or opening of sealed containers may occur at these locations.

Off-premises storage locations must comply with the same safety, security, and inspection requirements as all other licensed marijuana establishments. 

For those interested in obtaining a new off-premises storage license, or in managing an existing license, please contact joey.pena@denvergov.org.

Surrender a License

A marijuana business may decide to surrender its license at any time. In order to complete this process, please follow the steps below.

  1. Complete the Affidavit of Surrender form.
  2. Either bring the completed form to Denver Excise and Licenses, or e-mail it to EXLRecordsManagement@denvergov.org
  3. Your license status will be updated to reflect its surrender.

Please Note – When a city license is surrendered, the corresponding state license should also be surrendered to the State’s Marijuana Enforcement Division.

Withdrawing, Extending or Appealing the Denial of an Application

All license applications expire if not completed within one year. A marijuana business may request an extension of an application within 30 days prior to its expiration date. In order to complete this process, please follow the steps below.

  1. Complete the Request for Extension of Application Period form.
  2. E-mail the completed form and supporting documents to EXLApplications@denvergov.org. In the event that your file size exceeds 10 MB, the documents should be brought in person to Denver Excise and Licenses.
  3. Your request will be reviewed, and Excise and Licenses will contact you with their decision.

Any applicant whose application has been denied without a hearing is entitled to a hearing upon written request to the Director of the Department of Excise and Licenses (the “Department”), and completion of certain requirements. To be eligible for a hearing, the applicant must not have had a hearing previously, and must complete the following steps within ten (10) days of the mailing date of the Denial Order.

  1. Complete the Request for Appeal Hearing form.
  2. Either bring the completed form to Denver Excise and Licenses, or e-mail it to EXLRecordsManagement@denvergov.org and CAOExciseandLicense@denvergov.org
  3. Your request will be reviewed, and Excise and Licenses will contact you with details regarding your requested appeal hearing.

A marijuana business may decide to withdrawn an application at any time. In order to complete this process, please follow the steps below.

  1. Complete the Request for Voluntary Withdrawal of an Application form.
  2. Either bring the completed form to Denver Excise and Licenses, or e-mail it to EXLRecordsManagement@denvergov.org.
  3. Your application status will be updated to reflect its withdrawal.

Please Note – When a city application is withdrawn, the corresponding state application should also be withdrawn with the State’s Marijuana Enforcement Division.

 

Medical and Retail Marijuana Map

This map displays both licensed medical and retail marijuana stores in the City and County of Denver.