Retail Marijuana Licensing

Ordinance
The City Council adopted an ordinance permitting retail marijuana businesses on October 14, 2013.

The ordinance permits co-location with medical marijuana operations and requires that a cultivation facility be contiguous (sharing a wall and a common entry) to a store/center or infused products manufacturer.

The provisions of City's ordinance are in addition to the provisions of the Colorado recreational marijuana law, rules and regulations.

Application
Applications may be submitted to the Tax and Licensing Division by appointment. Please contact the Tax Supervisor to make arrangements.

The application form should be completed prior to the appointment. Both the operating fee and general business license fee ($20) must be paid at the time of application. Only the general business license fee is refundable if the application is not approved.

Operating Fees
The operating fee must be paid along with the general business license fee ($20) at the time of application and annually at the time of the renewal of each license.

The fees are listed on a printable PDF for your convenience. If the fee is paid more than 90 days late for renewal, a $100 penalty attaches to it.

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Key Dates: Applicants Without Medical MJ Licenses Seeking RMJ Licensing

January 1, 2014

Notice of intent to apply to COMED

Wheat Ridge: seek advice regarding locations for RMJ
June 15, 2014

COMED: no action

Wheat Ridge: preliminary application with copy of notice of intent; finger print appointment (303) 235-2995
July 1, 2014

State RMJ application to COMED

Wheat Ridge: copy of state application from COMED as appropriate; processing of application may begin
October 1, 2014

State RMJ license

Wheat Ridge: RMJ license may be issued if all approvals are present