Updated Medical Marijuana Information
In January 2011, the City of Boulder revised its law on the comprehensive licensing system for medical marijuana related businesses within city limits. In Effect as of March 3, 2011, Ordinance No. 7780 contains the changes to Chapter 6-14 of the Boulder Revised Code regarding medical marijuana. Ordinance No. 7780 shows the changes as underline/strikeout. The changes are also in the Boulder Revised Code on-line with the changes shown in yellow in Chapter 6-14. Historical information, including Planning Board and City Council memos are available on the Background/History page.
MMB Appeals Hearings
All scheduled hearings are now complete. For specific questions, please contact the City Attorney's Office or the Licensing office.
*This information is subject to change. Please check back to ensure accuracy and to make sure that you have the most current information available. Last updated: Thursday, October 27, 2011
As a Medical Marijuana Business (MMB) applicant or licensed MMB, you are responsible for knowing the current City code and how it affects your business! The MMB ordinance can be found here:
As of March 3, 2011, Boulder City Council made some changes and clarifications to the Medical Marijuana code.
Click here to view the current ordinance.
Changes/Modifications to MMBs
Please note that we do not accept changes of any kind on MMB applications, except for additions and deletions of employees and managers with no ownership or financial interest in the MMB. Such employee changes require official documentation and in the case of additions, new managers are subject to a background check, and your MMB must notify the City at least 30 days before any such change to allow for processing time for a background investigation.
You may mail or drop off the following required documents for addition/change of each business manager with no ownership or financial interest (standard employees with management responsibility):
For removal (without replacement) of a (non-owner) manager, you may mail or deliver notice on letterhead which describes the change, including the full name and relevant dates, signed by the MMB owner.
Once a MMB is licensed, we can accept some types of modifications, but remember that per the City code, transfers and sales of MMBs are never allowed [B.R.C.: 6-14-3 (e)]. If you are a licensed MMB that needs to made adjustments of any kind, please
with specific questions on this process.
Please contact the appropriate City department for violations of the law. If you are not sure which department to contact, or to determine if the below link to the Environmental & Zoning Enforcement complaint form is the best method, please
. A general rule of thumb that may help is if the law violation you witnessed is in progress and must be viewed at that moment, law enforcement (PD) may be the best contact. If the issue you are aware of is an ongoing or non-viewable event, such as odor, the EZEO department may be best to contact first. If it is an emergency, you should always call 911.
Otherwise, please use the following contact methods:
- Odor, signage or other zoning-specific issues (For type, select "Other" and explain that it is MMB-related)
- Please also read the FAQ posting which also explains in detail how to submit a complaint: MMB FAQ
- Non-emergency Boulder Police Department number: 303.441.3333
Last Updated on Friday, 06 July 2012 14:05