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Medical Marijuana Licenses

Four types of medical marijuana business licenses exist in Denver:

  • Medical Marijuana Center
  • Medical Marijuana Optional Premises Cultivation 
  • Medical Marijuana Infused Products Manufacturer
  • Medical Marijuana Testing Facility

At this time, the department is only accepting applications for new medical marijuana infused products manufacturer and medical marijuana testing facility licenses.

Applications for new licenses, renewals, transfers or modifications of existing licenses will be accepted Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. 

Please bring your completed application package and all required documents when you come to Denver Excise and Licenses. Our staff can answer your questions about licensing processes, but cannot provide legal or business advice. An overview of the licensing process as well as required fees and forms can be found below.

 

 

New License & Permit Types

In November 2016 Denver voters approved Initiative 300, granting businesses the ability to apply for a permit to allow for adult marijuana consumption in designated areas. The city’s Office of Marijuana Policy and Department of Excise & Licenses are leading a rulemaking process to establish a robust regulatory structure for businesses that wish to pursue this new license. Visit the Social Consumption Advisory Committee webpage for more information.

Applications are now available at the Denver Excise & Licenses office, however, applications will not be accepted and permits will not be issued until final rules and regulations are adopted. Once final rules and regulations are adopted, applications will be accepted and permits will be issued. Businesses may not begin operating a designated social consumption area until after they obtain a valid permit to do so from Excise & Licenses.

The State of Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division recently finalized rules for a new transporter license which will allow companies to transport marijuana products between licensed facilities, as well as to temporarily store the product in a designated location if needed. Denver Excise & Licenses is currently exploring the need to create a corresponding local transporter license.  If Denver decides to create a corresponding local license, it is expected that a proposed ordinance would be presented to City Council sometime in the second quarter of 2017.

The State of Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division recently finalized rules for a new operator license which will allow licensed marijuana businesses to outsource part or all of its operations to the holder of a valid ‘operator’ license. Denver Excise & Licenses is currently exploring the need to create a corresponding local operator's license. If Denver decides to create a corresponding local license, it is expected that a proposed ordinance would be presented to City Council sometime in the second quarter of 2017.

Applying For a New Business License

Notice: On May 1st, 2016 a new ordinance was put into effect that permanently prohibits Denver Excise and Licenses from accepting new applications for medical marijuana center and medical marijuana optional premises cultivation licenses.

At this time, the department is accepting applications for new medical marijuana infused products manufacturer and medical marijuana testing facility licenses.

Businesses wishing to obtain a medical marijuana business license must follow these steps.

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

2. 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.

3. Once all applicable inspections have been completed and approved, bring a copy of a valid corresponding state license to Denver Excise & Licenses. A local license will then be issued.

Please Note – all applications will be administratively closed if the application process has not been 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.

Please note - 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 will need to submit a completed New Medical Marijuana Establishment License Application, along with all required supporting documents. The required supporting documents are:

  • A description of products and services to be provided by the establishment, including an indication of whether the establishment proposes to engage in the retail sale of food for human consumption.
  • Affidavit of Lawful Presence for each owner
  • A floor plan of the premise, drawn to scale on 8 1/2" x 11" paper, showing the layout of the establishment and the principal uses of each section of the floor area. Please include dimensions, security cameras, and separate pages for each floor level. The floor plan must be stamped by the Zoning Department, and the intended premises must be contiguous and outlined in red. 
  • A security plan indicating how the business intends to comply with the requirements related to monitoring and securing the licensed premises as required by law.
  • Bylaws, Operation, Partnership Agreement (as applicable)
  • Copy of Burglar Alarm Permit
  • Copy of Burglar Alarm Monitoring Contract
  • Copy of Valid ID for each owner
  • Copy of Zoning Use Permit 
  • Lease or Deed (If leased, you must attach the written consent of owner to lease property to a marijuana establishment)
  • Secretary of State Certificate of Good Standing
  • Secretary of State Statement of Trade Name (if applicable) 

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.

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

Environmental Health: 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 their license within 60 days prior to its expiration date.

To renew a city-issued Medical Marijuana Business License, follow these steps:

1.   Complete the Medical Marijuana Business Renewal Application.

2.   Bring the completed application along with all supporting documents and the required annual license fee to Denver Excise and Licenses. 

3.   If your business has had disciplinary actions imposed by the Marijuana Enforcement Division within the last 12 months, you may be subject to a public hearing as part of the renewal process.

4.   You will be issued a new license upon receipt of any completed application and successful completion of any hearing requirements.

Please Note - Medical Marijuana businesses are also required to renew their state- issued license on an annual basis.

Please Note – all applications will be administratively closed if not completed within 12 months.

Upon submission of a renewal application for a medical marijuana business license, applicants will be required to pay a $3,000 annual license fee. 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 Medical Marijuana Business Renewal Application, along with all required supporting documents. The required supporting documents are:

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

A medical marijuana business must file fo a Transfer of Ownership with Denver Excise and Licenses when the legal entity that owns the license changes or when the legal entity that owns the business changes its entity name or structure type. To file a Transfer of Ownership for a medical marijuana business license, follow the steps below:

1. Complete a Medical Marijuana Business Transfer of Ownership Application.

2. Bring the completed application along with all supporting documents and the required fees to Denver Excise and Licenses.

3. 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.

4. Once all applicable inspections have been completed and approved, bring a copy of a valid State License with the new entity name to Denver Excise & Licenses. The state license will need to retain the same license number as it had before the transfer occurred in order to be accepted. A city license will be issued once these documents are submitted.

Please Note: If the business has a previous Transfer of Ownership application still pending, it will need to be withdrawn before a second Transfer of Ownership application will be accepted.

Please Note: All applications will be administratively closed if the application process has not been completed within 12 months.

Upon submission of a transfer of ownership application for a medical marijuana business license, applicants will be required to pay a $100 fee. 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 Medical Marijuana Business Transfer of Ownership Application, along with all required supporting documents. The required supporting documents from the buyer are:

  •         Affidavit of Corresponsing Retail License (CENTERS CO-LOCATED WITH RETAIL STORES ONLY)     
  •         Affidavit of Lawful Presence for each owner. 
  •         Affidavit of State License Transfer of Ownership
  •         Articles of Amendment, Statement of Conversion, or other Statement of Change document filed with the Colorado Secretary of State (REQUIRED IF THE BUSINESS ENTITY NAME OR        
            STRUCTURE TYPE CHANGED AND NO SALE OCCURRED)         
  •         Bylaws, Operation, Partnership Agreement (as applicable)
  •         Copy of Burglar Alarm Permit
  •         Copy of Burglar Alarm Monitoring Contract
  •         Copy of City & State Sales Tax Licenses (CENTERS ONLY)
  •         Copies of any Orders to Show Cause, Summary Suspension, or Administrative Hold issued by the Marijuana Enforcement Division within the last 12 months
  •         Copy of Seller’s State License
  •         Copy of Valid ID for each owner 
  •         Copy of Zoning Use Permit
  •         Lease or Deed (If leased, you must attach the written consent of owner to lease property to a marijuana establishment)
  •         Purchasing Agreement
  •         Secretary of State Certificate of Good Standing
  •         Secretary of State Statement of Trade Name (if applicable) 

 

Upon submission of a completed application for a transfer of ownership, 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

Environmental Health: Public Health Inspections Division (Signature Required for Centers, MIPs, and Testing Facilities Only)

Environmental Health: 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.

Transfer of Location

Anytime a medical 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 medical marijuana business, follow the steps below:

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

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 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 CAOExciseandLicense@denvergov.org

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

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.

5.     Once all applicable inspections have been completed and approved, bring a copy of a valid State License or change of location permit with the new address to Denver Excise & Licenses. A city license be issued once these documents are submitted if the new location complies with all applicable laws.

Please Note:

The criteria for successfully completing a transfer of location have recently changed with the passage of Council Bill 16-0291. We strongly recommend that you seek legal counsel to ensure compliance with the law.

Transfers of location may not result in the violation of any law found in the Denver Zoning Code, the Former Chapter 59 Zoning Code, the Denver Revised Municipal Code, or Council Bill 16-0291.

If the business has a previous Transfer of Location application still pending, it will need to be withdrawn or completed before a second Transfer of Location application will be accepted.

All applications will be administratively closed if the application process has not been completed within 12 months. 

Upon submission of a transfer of location application for a medical marijuana business license, applicants will be required to pay a $750 fee. 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 Medical Marijuana Business Transfer of Location Application, along with all required supporting documents. The required supporting documents for the new premises are:

  • Affidavit of Corresponding Retail License (CENTERS CO-LOCATED WITH RETAIL STORES ONLY)
  • Affidavit of State License Change of Location
  • A floor plan of the new premises, drawn to scale on a 8 ½" x 11" paper, showing the layout of the establishment and the principal uses of each section of the floor area. Please include dimensions, security cameras, and separate pages for each floor level. The floor plan must be stamped by the City and County of Denver Zoning Department, and the intended licenses premise must be contiguous and outlined in red.
  • An area map, drawn to scale on a 8 ½ x 11" piece of paper, indicating within a radius of one-thousand feet from boundaries of new property upon which establishment is located, the proximity of the property to the property of any school or child care establishment; to any other marijuana center or store, to any drug treatment or rehabilitation facility, or to any residential zone district (CENTERS & CULTIVATION FACILITIES ONLY)
  • A security plan, indicating how the business intends to comply with the requirements related to monitoring and securing the licensed premises as required by law.
  • Copy of Burglar Alarm Permit for new premises
  • Copy of Burglar Alarm Monitoring Contract for new premises
  • Copy of State License (at current premises)
  • Copy of Zone Use Permit for the new premise
  • Distance Waiver (CENTERS & CULTIVATION FACILITIES ONLY)
  • Lease or Deed (if leased, you must attach the written consent of owner to lease property to a marijuana establishment)
  • If the proposed change will result in the licensed premises of a cultivation facility being located in a zone district other than the following zone districts: I-A, I-B, OS-B, I-O, I-1, I-2, OS-1, or OS-2 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.
  • Secretary of State Certificate of Good Standing
  • Secretary of State Statement of Trade Name (if applicable)
  • State Notification Waiver

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 webpage 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.

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.

Please Note – The criteria for successfully completing a transfer of location have recently changed with the passage of Council Bill 16-0291. We strongly recommend that you seek legal counsel to ensure compliance with the law.

Upon submission of a completed application for a transfer of location, 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

Environmental Health: Public Health Inspections Division (Signature Required for Centers, MIPs, and Testing Facilities Only)

Environmental Health: 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

Anytime a medical 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 for a medical marijuana business, follow the steps below:

1. Submit a Medical Marijuana Business Modification of Premises Application form along with all supporting documents and application fees to Denver Excise and Licenses.

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 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 CAOExciseandLicense@denvergov.org

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.

5. After all applicable inspections have been completed and approved, bring proof that the State’s Marijuana Enforcement Division has approved the modification of premises to Denver Excise and Licenses. The city will then update the businesses file to reflect the completed modification.

Please Note – modifications that expand a licensed premise must not result in the violation of the laws found in the Denver Zoning Code, the Former Chapter 59 Zoning Code, the Denver Revised Municipal Code, or Council Bill 16-0291.

Please Note – all applications will be administratively closed if the application process has not been completed within 12 months. 

Upon submission of a modification of premises application for a medical marijuana business license, applicants will be required to pay a $150 fee. 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 Medical Marijuana Business Modification of Premises Application, along with all required supporting documents. The required supporting documents are:

  • A floor plan of the current licensed premises, drawn to scale on a 8 ½" x 11” piece of paper, showing the layout of the establishment and the principal uses of each section of the floor area. Please include dimensions, security cameras, and separate pages for each floor level. The current licensed premises must be outlined in red.
  • A floor plan of the proposed licensed premise, drawn to scale on a 8 ½" x 11” piece of paper, showing the layout of the establishment and the principal uses of each section of the floor area. Please include dimensions, security cameras, and separate pages for each floor level. The floor plan must be stamped by the Zoning Department, and the intended licensed premise must be contiguous and outlined in red.
  • A security plan indicating how the business intends to comply with the requirements related to monitoring and securing the licensed premise as required by law. 
  • Copy of your Zoning Use Permit
  • Distance Waiver (CENTERS & CULTIVATION FACILITIES ONLY)
  • Lease or deed ( If leased, you must attach the written consent of owner to lease property to a marijuana establishment) 
  • Secretary of State Certificate of Good Standing
  • Secretary of State Statement of Trade Name (if applicable)
  • State Notification Wiaver

Upon submission of a completed application for a modification of premises, 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

Environmental Health: Public Health Inspections Division (Signature Required for Centers, MIPs, and Testing Facilities Only)

Environmental Health: 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.

Corporate Structure Change

Anytime a medical marijuana business wishes to update its trade name, change its corporate structure type, or change the ownership structure, they must file for a Corporate Structure Change with Denver Excise & Licenses.

To file for a Corporate Structure Change for a medical marijuana business, follow the steps below:

1. Complete a Medical Marijuana Business Corporate Structure Change Application.

2. Bring the completed application along with all supporting documents and the required fees to Denver Excise and Licenses.

3. Return to Denver Excise and Licenses with proof that the State’s Marijuana Enforcement Division has approved the corporate structure change. The city will then update the businesses file to reflect the new corporate structure.

Please Note – all applications will be administratively closed if not completed within 12 months. 

Upon submission of a corporate structure change application for a medical marijuana business license, applicants will be required to pay a $100 fee. 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 Medical Marijuana Business Corporate Structure Change Application, along with all required supporting documents. The required supporting documents are:

The following supporting documents are also required if the business is updating its trade name:

  • Copy of change of trade name or amendment filed with the Colorado Secretary of State

The following supporting documents are also required if the business owners have changed:

  • Affidavit of Lawful Presence for each NEW owner
  • Copy of valid ID for each NEW owner
  • Purchasing Agreement (NOT REQUIRED IF ONLY REMOVING 0% OWNERS) 

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, supporting documents, and updated application materials 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 followng 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 withdrawl.

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.