The State of Colorado is officially accepting applications to open legal retail marijuana outlets. I have been contacted by a lot of people asking when it was going to happen and how to apply. Are you looking to open a retail marijuana outlet? If so, please share some info in the comments section. I know a lot of people are curious about the experience.
According to the Colorado Department of Revenue - Marijuana Enforcement Division, the application process is as follows:
To schedule an appointment send an email to DOR_MED_Appointments@state.co.us (the spaces between DOR MED and Appointments represent an underscore i.e. DOR_MED_Appointments.) Be sure to include each of the mandatory items listed below so that staff will be able to determine your eligibility status and contact you in order to schedule your appointment:
- Legal Name of your Medical Marijuana Business
- Your Name and Phone Number
- Converting to Retail ONLY or requesting Combined Use
- If Combined Use will you be relocating the business?
- ALL License Numbers being Converted or requesting Combined Use
- Local Jurisdiction (Local Authority) of each license
On the day of your appointment you must arrive at our office with the completed application, all supporting documents and two checks: one made out to the Marijuana Enforcement Division that includes both your $250 application fee and your MED License fee AND a check in the amount of $250 made out to the Local Authority in the area within which you plan to operate your Retail Marijuana business.
If you want to learn more, check out the Marijuana Enforcement Division's web page. The page has all of the forms, fees, etc. The world is watching Colorado right now to see how things go, because many other states and nations are going to feed off of what ensues as they reform their own marijuana laws. I know all of us here in Oregon are watching very closely!