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One of the earlier adopters of legal cannabis, the state of Colorado legalized marijuana for medical use in 2000, and adults over 21 back in November of 2012, with Colorado Constitutional Amendment 64. Colorado now has both Medical and Retail (Recreational) programs.


Licensing Bodies

Marijuana Enforcement Division

The administration and oversight of legal cannabis businesses in Colorado is managed by several state agencies.

The Marijuana Enforcement Division, part of the Colorado Department of Revenue, is tasked with licensing and regulating the Medical and Retail Marijuana industries in the state. According to their website, their mission is to “promote public safety and reduce public harm” through consistent and functional regulation of the Colorado legal marijuana industry.

Traceability Requirements

Track-and-Trace Requirements

All legal cannabis businesses in Colorado are required to use Metrc for regulatory track-and-trace compliance.

Cultivera is a validated, Metrc-approved integrator in Colorado and meets all compliance requirements.


Colorado Marijuana Tax FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Marijuana Taxes in Colorado.

Disposition of Marijuana Tax Revenue

Per 39-28.8-501(6), C.R.S., “To increase transparency, the marijuana enforcement division shall include a link on its website that describes the disposition of the retail marijuana excise tax revenue and how the revenue from the fund was appropriated…”


Colorado Marijuana Rules

Official Publication of the State Administrative Rules (24-4-103(11) C.R.S.)

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