The City of Fort Collins uses a collaborative 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 provides links to information about marijuana business licensing, and other important topics.
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The City of Fort Collins works collaboratively with the Marijuana Enforcement Division on marijuana business licenses. Each owner is required to complete an application (finding of the suitability of natural person) with the MED and local authority.
Before you apply for a marijuana business license, please check to make sure the City of Fort Collins is accepting license applications that you are interested in. Please refer to the applications form page for either medical marijuana or retail marijuana.
If you have more questions about City of Fort Collins marijuana licensing, please contact:
The City of Fort Collins has adopted regulations prohibiting THC extractions with flammable materials by anyone other than a licensed marijuana business.
New to this process? Start here for information on how to apply for a license.
The City of Fort Collins is currently accepting applications for new medical and retail business licenses.
Information about renewing medical or retail applications.
Change in ownership, modification of premises, change of location, trade name change, surrendering a marijuana business license, and withdrawing a marijuana business application
Growing Marijuana for Personal Use
In Fort Collins, persons may grow their own marijuana for medical or recreational uses, subject to limitations.
Hemp & Industrial Hemp
Industrial Hemp means a plant of the genus Cannabis and any part of the plant, whether growing or not, containing a THC concentration of no more than (0.3%) on a dry weight basis.
Complaints / Compliments
Complaints or compliments for marijuana-related issues may be submitted in writing using a fillable pdf form.
- Provide any legal advice, including whether or not a business model may or may not work in Fort Collins. Please read the state and local laws and consult your own attorney.
- Make recommendations regarding the purchase of marijuana from particular businesses.
- Direct you to owners that may be interested in selling their business(es).