Denver Marijuana Informational Bulletin
Marijuana License Applications Now Open
June 23, 2021
Applications for the following licenses, permits, and license modifications are now available on the Department of Excise and License’s Medical and Retail Marijuana Licenses and Permits website:
Medical Marijuana Testing Facility
Medical Marijuana Transporter
Medical Marijuana Off-Premises Storage Facility
Medical Marijuana Delivery Permit
Marijuana Research and Development
Retail Marijuana Store
Retail Marijuana Cultivation Facility
Retail Marijuana Products Manufacturer
Retail Marijuana Testing Facility
Retail Marijuana Transporter
Only Social Equity Applicants as defined by the state are eligible to apply for Marijuana Products Manufacturer, Marijuana Cultivation Facility, Marijuana Transporter, and Marijuana Store licenses. Transporters must qualify as a Social Equity Applicant to be eligible to apply for a Marijuana Delivery Permit. Learn more about how to qualify as a Social Equity Applicant.
There is no cap on the number of licenses and permits available, and there is no deadline to apply.
Additional information, including step-by-step application process guides and required fees, are available on our Medical and Retail Marijuana Licenses and Permits website.
Changes of Ownership
Denver’s new marijuana code requires the Department of Excise and Licenses to closely track ownership changes for marijuana licenses. After June 23, 2021, the Department of Excise and Licenses will no longer use a copy of the state Change of Controlling Beneficial Owner Application to process changes of ownership. After June 23, 2021, a Denver Marijuana Change of Ownership Application will be required for all changes of ownership. More information about this application, including a step-by-step process, is available on our Medical and Retail Marijuana Licenses and Permits website.
Applications for Marijuana Hospitality Business licenses and Retail Marijuana Hospitality and Sales Business licenses are expected to become available in November 2021.
If you have questions or comments, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of Excise and Licenses – Office of Marijuana Policy