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MMJ Business License Code Ordinance 17-28 (MMJ location cap and Testing Facility licensing, effective 5/25/2017)

City Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Business License Code (includes Ord. 17-28 amendments)

City Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Rules and Regulations (effective 7/24/2017)

City General Business License Code

City Clerk Hours of Operation and Contact Information

Important Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Licensing Notices

Ordinance 17-88 takes effect October 23, 2017, and has increased the allowed hours of operation of a licensed Medical Marijuana Center(MMC).  These allowed hours are now from 8:00 A.M. through 9:00 P.M.

The City of Colorado Springs moratorium on new Medical Marijuana (MMJ) license and Change of Location applications expired on May 25, 2017. 

At the March 28, 2017 City Council meeting, the City Council of the City of Colorado Springs passed the final reading of a Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Licensed Location Cap Ordinance 17-28.  In summary, this ordinance contains the following new provisions which will become effective on May 25, 2017:

  • The City of Colorado Springs cannot accept any new Medical Marijuana Center (MMC) applications.
  • Creates a “cumulative cap on licensed MMJ locations:”
  • New Medical Marijuana Optional Premises Cultivation (OPC) license and Medical Marijuana Infused Product Manufacturer (MIP) license applications can only be accepted if the requested new license type(s) will be located in an existing MMJ licensed and appropriately zoned facility with 100% common ownership (cannot create an additional location).
  • MMJ Change of Location applications for all three license types (MMC, OPC, and MIP) can only be accepted if the requested change of location does not create an additional location. One of the following conditions must apply:
  1. All Medical Marijuana establishment licenses at the prior location also change location to the same appropriately zoned new location; or
  2. The Medical Marijuana establishment license(s) will change location to an existing MMJ licensed and appropriately zoned facility with 100% common ownership; or
  3. All remaining Medical Marijuana establishment licenses at the prior location are surrendered.
  • Surrender or Revocation of any existing MMJ license(s) does not create any opportunity for new licensed locations.
  • Creates a City Medical Marijuana Testing Facility license type (maximum of three), allowing Medical Marijuana Testing Facilities to be located in appropriately zoned locations in Colorado Springs (MMJ only, no RMJ Testing).

Modification of Premises and Transfer of Ownership applications for all MMJ types are still accepted/allowed pursuant to current MED and City MMJ Code and Rules.

As a reminder, the City of Colorado Springs prohibits any Retail/Recreational Marijuana Establishments (Ordinance 13-47).

Please contact the City Clerk’s Office for more information regarding Medical Marijuana Business Licensing, including Modification of Premises, Changes of Ownership, Change of Location, renewals, or more information regarding Marijuana  Testing Facility licensing at lmcrae@springsgov.com or 719-385-5106.

Medical Marijuana Licensing

The updated application packets posted below should be used beginning May 26, 2017.

Forms of Payment accepted

Only licensee company checks, personal checks from a principal of the licensee, certified checks, or money orders payable to City of Colorado Springs will be accepted.  The City does not accept cash for MMJ fees transactions.

Application Packets

Application Type Packet Contents
New/Transfer Medical Marijuana Licenses (revised 5/15/2017)
  • Instructions
  • Application Forms
  • City MMJ Licensing Code
  • City MMJ Rules & Regulations
Medical Marijuana Fee Schedule (effective 8/1/2017)
  • City MMJ Fee Schedule
Medical Marijuana Change of Location (revised 5/15/2017)
  • Application Form
Medical Marijuana Change of Ownership Structure (revised 5/15/2017)
  • Application Form
  • Background Forms
Medical Marijuana Change of Registered Manager (revised 5/15/2017)
  • Application Form
  • Background Forms
Medical Marijuana Report of Changes (revised 5/15/2017)
  • Multi-use Application Form for
    • Modification of Premises
    • Change of Trade Name
    • Duplicate License
Medical Marijuana Renewal Application (revised 5/15/2017)
  • Blank Renewal Application
Medical Marijuana License Surrender (revised 5/15/2016)
  • Affidavit
Medical Marijuana Application Withdrawal (revised 5/15/2016)
  • Affidavit

To review the City Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Business License Code, review Chapter 2, Article 2, Part 1 of the City Code.

To review the City General Business License Code, review Chapter 2, Article 1, Part 1 of the City Code.

City Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Rules and Regulations (effective 7/24/2017)

Other Medical Marijuana Links