At homes with residents under 21, any marijuana grow area must be enclosed and locked in a separate space that minors can’t access.
Don’t forget that counties and municipalities can pass stricter laws. For example, Denver limits a home grow to 12 plants, even if there are three or more adults over age 21 in the residence. Be sure to check your local laws for specific details.
The laws are different for medical marijuana consumers.
Coloradans can grow marijuana in their homes for personal use.
Marijuana plants must be kept in an enclosed, locked area that can’t be viewed openly. This means the plants can’t be outside.
Up to six plants are allowed per Colorado resident over age 21, with as many as three plants flowering at one time.
At homes without residents under 21, extra precautions must be taken to make sure any visiting youth don’t have access to marijuana plants.
Like all businesses, a cannabis-focused enterprise needs to first pick and name and incorporate with the Colorado Secretary of State. Cannabis companies can use any form of entity incorporate available in Colorado including corporations, limited liability companies, or limited liability partnerships. The choice of entity type could have significant legal and tax implications so we recommend speaking with one of Newburn Law’s experienced business lawyers prior to taking this step.
These businesses grow and cultivate marijuana for sale to marijuana stores or a product manufacturer but cannot sell directly to consumers. A cultivation license allows such businesses to cultivate, prepare and package marijuana. Operating one of these businesses requires significant horticultural knowledge and typically requires material capital investments.
Marijuana Product Manufacturer
The bill authorizing recreational marijuana delivery services went into effect in January 2021. However, as is the case with most, if not all, marijuana legislation in Colorado, local governments were given wide discretion on how to implement it. Denver, for example, has made recreational delivery licenses available only to Social Equity Applicants until 2024.
Marijuana Cultivation Facility
As is the case with Marijuana Cultivation Facility licenses, the state has 45 to 90 days to respond. If the state approves the application, it will be forwarded to the local governments listed therein. Response times may vary from municipality to municipality.
Hours: 8:00 – 11:00 AM and 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday.
The first step to getting a marijuana business license is completing relevant applications. Which ones you need will depend on what type of marijuana business you intend to open.
Costs at a Glance
Local fees will also apply depending on the county/city you plan to operate in. Localities that allow marijuana sales (Excel document). You need a local license as well as a state-level license to operate, so keep in mind that you will need to pursue the relevant local credentials before operating in that area.
The same goes for financial partners and employees.
You must also be at least 21 years old and a Colorado resident for at least two years.
Before you can get into a business in one of these areas, you must meet the requirements to apply.