Cannabis Business Licensing and Regulations

At the April 6, 2022, regular meeting, City Council adopted Ordinance No. 5064 (PDF) related to including certain cannabis use licenses and regulations in the Grand Junction Municipal Code (GJMC), and Ordinance No. 5065 (PDF), which articulates the uses of the special sales and use tax and excise tax of 6 percent from the City’s regular sales tax collection of 3.25 percent. The total number of stores allowed in city limits will be capped at a maximum of ten (10).

On May 4, 2022, City Council adopted Ordinance No. 5070 (PDF) related to cannabis business licensing land use regulations including use standards, buffering, and signage requirements.

To operate legally, cannabis businesses must follow both City and State rules and regulations.

Applicant Information

The City of Grand Junction’s period for accepting applications for retail and co-located medical and retail cannabis stores closed at 5 p.m. MST, Wednesday, June 8, 2022. 

The City is currently reviewing applications to determine initial completeness. Applicants will be notified via email regarding their completeness status. All applications found to be complete will be forwarded for compliance review which may take up to 90-days. After compliance review, the applications will be forwarded to the Cannabis Licensing Authority for a public hearing to determine compliance, review any recommendations, and/or admittance into the random selection process. Information about the randomized selection process will be posted once the process date and time have been scheduled. Once selected, the ten applications will then proceed to the Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Licensing Division (MED) for State licensure.

Questions related to applications, scheduling application review, and licensing should be directed to the City Clerk's Office at or 970-244-1509.

Application Forms

Required State Forms