The City of Fort Collins uses a collaborate approach to the management of marijuana which brings together multiple City departments to develop and enforce regulations, and educate businesses, consumers, and the general public. The information provided here is intended to be an overview of marijuana laws in Fort Collins. It is up to each individual to understand and follow the law. Nothing in the information provided here is intended to offer medical advice about the health and safety risks of marijuana consumption, or to provide legal advice on compliance with applicable laws.
The City of Fort Collins has adopted regulations prohibiting THC extractions with flammable materials by anyone other than a licensed marijuana business.
Read the Fort Collins law
Medical Marijuana: During the November 2012 election, Fort Collins voters passed Initiative 301 allowing medical marijuana centers in Fort Collins. Initiative 301 placed a cap on the number of medical marijuana centers in Fort Collins, but allowed any businesses previously licensed in Fort Collins to exceed the cap. Applications were accepted from previous business owners during January 2 to April 2, 2013. Because the number of previous businesses applying for center licenses exceeded the cap, no additional applications for medical marijuana centers are being accepted. Click here for more information.
Retail Marijuana: Also in November 2012, voters state-wide passed Amendment 64 allowing the recreational use of marijuana and establishing a framework for retail businesses. On March 18, 2014, Council adopted a series of ordinances relating to retail marijuana, including licensing provisions for retail marijuana stores, cultivation facilities, product manufacturing facilities, and testing facilities. Click here for more information.
In Fort Collins, persons may grow their own marijuana for medical or recreational uses, subject to the following limitations:
See Chapter 12, Article IX of the City Code for all of the local regulations relating to the cultivation of marijuana for personal use.
Complaints regarding licensed marijuana businesses, cultivation of marijuana in commercial or residential areas, marijuana odors coming from licensed businesses, or any other marijuana-related issues should be directed to Officer Jim Lenderts at bWFyaWp1YW5hZW5mb3JjZW1lbnRAZmNnb3YuY29t or 970-416-2949.