Colorado Real Estate & Cannabis Regulations

Cannabis Status: Open

One of the first states in the country to embrace legal cannabis, Colorado has become one of the largest hubs for cannabis business in the country. Colorado legalized medical cannabis uses in 2000 and subsequently made adult-use cannabis legal all the way back in 2012 and has one of the most established and wide-spread cannabis markets in the country.

With a variety of license types available, and a long established marketplace and clientele, including a robust canna-tourism industry, Colorado is one of the most cannabis friendly states in the country.

Name: Colorado
Population: 5.759 million
Median Income: $73,331
Cannabis Uses: Medical and Adult-Use Retail, Cultivation, Hospitality (Consumption Lounges), Operator, Manufacturing, Testing, and Transportation
State Cannabis Overview: Colorado has been open for a diverse array of adult-use and medical license types for years. It has long been one of the most open and cannabis friendly states in the country.

Colorado Cannabis & Commercial Real Estate Research

Uses: Medical and Adult-Use Retail, Cultivation, Hospitality (Consumption Lounges), Operator, Manufacturing, Testing, and Transportation

Distance Requirements: Set by local jurisdictions.

Caps: Set by local jurisdictions.

Tax Rate:

Medical marijuana is subject to the 2.9 percent state sales tax, which is applied to most purchases of tangible personal property in the state while retail marijuana is exempt.5

Retail marijuana is subject to a 15 percent sales tax, levied on retail sales, and a 15 percent excise tax, levied on the first transfer of marijuana from a wholesaler to a processor or retailer.


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Code of C0lorado Regulations – Secretary of State of C0lorado Department of Revenue – Marijuana Enforcement Division – Retail Marijuana Code 1 CCR 212-2 –

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