The cannabis possibilities are endless in Colorado

Some call Colorado the Mecca of cannabis. We call it home. If you're taking over a cannabis license or are ready to apply for one in Colorado, MJ Freeway can help make your dreams a reality. Stay ahead of the game with granular data that allows you to see how your business compares down to the zip code. Understand your demographic and what marijuana products are most popular so you can develop stronger marketing efforts and increase sales. Easily manage your grow, infused product facility, and dispensary with cannabis inventory software that has been built and designed specifically for the marijuana industry.

Colorado-Specific Regulations to Assist in Planning Your Business or Running a Compliant Cannabis Operation

  • Category
    Details
  • Medical
    Available
  • Recreational (Adult-Use)
    Available
  • CBD Only
    No
  • Date Law Went into Effect
    06/01/2001
  • Non-Profit
    No
  • Cultivation Limits
    Center must cultivate 70% of the product they sell.
  • Naming Convention for Cultivation
    OPC (Off Premise Cultivation) is the state license term. Grow or OPC are commonly used.
  • Naming Convention for Retail
    MMC (Medical Marijuana Center) is the state license term. MMC, dispensary, or store are all commonly used.
  • How is infused weight tracked?
    Allowed to do infusions and track infused concentrate weight.
  • Licensing Authority
    Dept of Revenue, Med Marijuana Enforcement Division (MMED) for actual enforcement and administration of the program. Dept of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) manages the patient registry.
  • Link to Licensing Authority
    http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Rev-MMJ/CBON/1251581331216
  • Links to State Laws
    http://www.leg.state.co.us/LCS/Initiative%20Referendum/1112InitRefr.nsf/dac421ef79ad243487256def0067c1de/cfa3bae60c8b4949872579c7006fa7ee/$FILE/Amendment%2064%20merged.pdf
  • Individual on Hand Limits (Retail)
    Medical: 2 oz on hand per patient, unless otherwise recommended by a doctor. Adult Use: <1 ounce.
  • Patient Sales Limit
    Medical: 2 oz per patient per day. Adult Use:-1oz Flower = 8g of Concentrate (Shatter, Wax, etc) -1oz Flower = 800mg of Edibles
  • Patient Limits (Can you grow your own or assign plants?)
    Medical Immature = 3 Mature = 3 Adult Use = none
  • Delivery
    Yes for Medical as long as they are not done for profit.
  • For Profit
    Yes
  • Vertical Integration required
    No
  • Number of Licenses Available or Limited To?
    421
  • Current Best Estimate of the Number of Different Operating Licensees in Each: Grow, Processing, Retail
    Medical Marijuana Businesses as of May 3, 2016 : Centers: 530 Cultivations: 788 Infused Product Manufacturers: 233 Retail Marijuana Businesses as of May 3, 2016 Stores: 432 Cultivations: 554 Product Manufacturers: 187 Testing Facilities: 14
  • Reciprocity for Medical
    No
  • State Registry or Dr. Recommendation
    Recommendation and state registration
  • Established Agency to Regulate Compliance
    State, Marijuana Enforcement Division "MED" which is an arm of Dept. of Revenue.
  • Testing Required
    Yes for adult use. No for medical.
  • Plant Count Limits (Patients)
    Medical: 6 per patient (3 Veg, 3 Flower) Unless otherwise recommended by Doctor. Adult-Use: Unlimited for commercial grow. 3 plants for personal grow.

Colorado-Specific Resources

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