Medical Marijuana Applications will be accepted Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm.
Marijuana applications will be processed in the order they are received.
Please bring your completed application package and all required documents when you come to the Department of Excise and Licenses. Our staff can answer your questions about the licensing process, but cannot provide legal or business advice.
Medical marijuana businesses must be licensed by both the City of Denver's Department of Excise and Licenses and the State of Colorado's Marijuana Enforcement Division.
The Department of Excise and Licenses issues three types of medical marijuana licenses:
- Medical Marijuana Center
- Medical Marijuana Optional Premises Cultivation License
- Medical Marijuana Infused Products Manufacturing License
Please Note - 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 or had applied for a Medical Marijuana License on or before October 1, 2013. An applicant must possess a valid City and State medical marijuana business license at the time of retail application if above requirements were satisfied.
Please see below for specific requirements and documents for each type of license.