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Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Information Line

For questions relating to medical marijuana licensing, please contact the Medical Marijuana Information Line at (970) 416-2207.

Please do not contact the City Clerk's office directly. Thank you.

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 applications for medical marijuana centers are being accepted. However, applications for optional premises cultivation (OPCs) and marijuana-infused products (MIPs) are still 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. Amendment 64 gives local jurisdictions options to allow retail businesses or ban them.

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.

Contact Information

General Questions - Ginny Sawyer at or 224-6094.