City of Colorado Springs – Medical Marijuana Business License Application ii Rev 06/29/2012
CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS
MEDICAL MARIJUANA BUSINESS LICENSE INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION/GUIDELINES AND SHOULD NOT BECONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE OR AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL COUNSEL.
Medical Marijuana Business licenses are issued by dual licensing authorities; obtaining a Medical Marijuana businesslicense is a privilege, not a right. State and City Medical Marijuana Code and Rules and Regulations regulate MedicalMarijuana business licenses, and it is the applicant's burden to understand and comply with those laws and regulations.Business license applications must be submitted to the Colorado Springs City Clerk’s Office and approved by the Local Authority before it is forwarded to the Colorado Department of Revenue, Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division for approval. The application/licensing process takes several months from the filing and acceptance of a completedapplication, and will include inspections of premise(s) to be licensed by State and City authorities. Failure to fileapplications in a complete and timely manner may result in a delay. No operations (growing, manufacturing, or selling)are permitted until both State and City licenses are issued. All forms must be
typed or legibly printed in black or blue ink.
Applications must be accurate, complete in all aspectsto include applicable documentation as required, and properly executed.
Incomplete applications will be rejected
. Achecklist is provided in the packet for your assistance. Applications requiring additional documentation will have ten (10)calendar day period from date of notice for remedy, or the application may be deemed withdrawn.
APPLICATIONS AND REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS/DOCUMENTATION MUST BE SUBMITTED INDUPLICATE (ORIGINAL AND ONE COPY) TO THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE WITH THE APPROPRIATECITY FEES, PAYABLE IN CERTIFIED FUNDS ONLY.
The City Clerk's Office will issue cards for required fingerprinting based on your completed Applicant Interview Form(s).Fingerprinting must be accomplished at the Colorado Springs Police Operations Center, located at 705 S. Nevada Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and the verified Applicant Interview Form(s) must be returned to theCity Clerk's Office within ten (10) days of fingerprint card issuance. An applicant may own a Medical Marijuana Center, Medical Marijuana Optional Premises Cultivation facility, or MedicalMarijuana-Infused Products Manufacturing facility in another jurisdiction of Colorado and operate an associated MedicalMarijuana business facility in Colorado Springs. The applicant must provide a license/registration from that jurisdictionthat permits them to operate the associated Medical Marijuana business type.If an existing license is being transferred to a new owner, the premises MUST remain as currently licensed or a separateapplication for Modification of the Premises must be filed by the new owner. Applicants for a new Medical Marijuana business license, transfer of an existing license or change of location of anexisting Medical Marijuana business license may be subject to additional fees and/or licenses required prior to operationwhich may include, but are not limited to City and State Sales Tax Licenses (must be submitted with application).
Medical Marijuana business license(s) will not be issued until a Certificate of Occupancy has been obtained for each location and has passed Colorado Springs Fire Department inspection(s), as applicable.
No license will be issued until all applicable fees have been paid by certified funds or money order, and all requiredlicenses have been obtained. New or transfer application fee is valid for all license types submitted concurrently for asingle entity/applicant. Subsequent applications for additional locations require an additional application fee.In the event the City of Colorado Springs chooses to prohibit any or all classes of Medical Marijuana business licenses,pursuant to CRS 12-43.3-106, any license that has been issued will no longer be valid. Applications for Associated/Key Person are to be filed directly to the Colorado Department of Revenue, Medical MarijuanaEnforcement Division.
License Renewal Applications must be received no later than 45 prior to the annual expiration date.