Retail marijuana applications will be accepted Monday-Friday 8:00a.m.- 4:00 p.m
In order to be eligible for a Retail Marijuana License, an applicant must have had or purchased a medical marijuana business that had been operating in good standing as of or before Oct. 1, 2013. An applicant must possess a valid City and State medical marijuana business license at the time of application.
Please bring your completed application package and all required documents when you come to the Department of Excise & Licenses. Our staff can answer all of your questions about the licensing process, but cannot provide legal or business advice. We recommend that you enlist the services of professional lawyers and contractors to review your application and construction plans.
Retail marijuana businesses must be licensed by both the City of Denver’s Department of Excise & Licenses and the State of Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division.
Denver Excise & Licenses issues four types of retail marijuana licenses:
- Retail Marijuana Store
- Retail Marijuana Optional Premises Cultivation License
- Retail Marijuana Infused Products Manufacturing License
- Retail Marijuana Testing Facility
Retail Marijuana Licensing Procedures
Please see below for specific requirements and documents for each type of license.