Marijuana in Broomfield
Find more information below regarding marijuana licensing and regulations for the City and County of Broomfield, Colorado.
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- Retail and Medical Marijuana
- License Fees
- Marijuana Health Information
- Marijuana Cultivation
- Marijuana Manufacturing
- Council Action on Marijuana
Retail and Medical Marijuana
- On March 16, 2021, Council adopted Ordinance No. 2149 (as amended) on second and final reading approving the sale of retail and medical marijuana in Broomfield.
- In order to sell retail and medical marijuana, a business must first be issued a license.
- The Ordinance is effective May 3, 2021.
- Medical marijuana stores must be co-located with retail marijuana stores in Broomfield.
- This is not a separate license; if a licensed applicant applies to operate both a medical and retail marijuana store, Broomfield’s license will cover both operations’ sales
- Number of Licenses Available
- Initially, there will be three licenses available to operate a marijuana establishment in Broomfield
- After 12 months, Broomfield will make available an additional two licenses
- There will ultimately be five licenses available, total
Application Information and Fees (3 licenses available)
- Broomfield is currently developing the application. Applications will be available sometime between May 3 and June 25, 2021.
- If you would like to be notified when the application is available, please submit this form and we will notify you.
- July 2: Broomfield will begin accepting applications.
- August 31: Deadline to apply
- If you are not selected in the initial application period, you can re-apply after 12 months when two additional licenses will become available
- The date when the licenses will be issued is TBD.
- The application fees are TBD.
- B.M.C. Section 5-42-100 outlines the elements and requirements of the application.
- Location requirements for marijuana establishments:
- The Planning Division in the process of developing processes and forms for zoning compliance verifications, which must be included as part of the application.
- To identify if your location is potentially eligible for a retail marijuana establishment, use this map to identify parcels that were potentially eligible as of March 16, 2021. The City and County of Broomfield has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of its data. Use of this information is the sole responsibility of the user and The City and County of Broomfield assumes no liability associated with the use or misuse of this information. A property must have a final zoning verification in order to qualify for a license.
If you have additional questions about a particular property, please reach out to the Planning Division at email@example.com, and include the following information in your email:
Your name and a contact number
The address of the property you are inquiring about
Any specific questions you have regarding the property
- Location requirements for marijuana establishments:
- All completed applications will be published for public comment; see section 5-42-120(E), B.M.C.
- Staff is in the process of developing procedures to accept public comment on applications
- All public comments received prior to the decision on the application will be collected by the city clerk and provided to the selection committee for consideration; see section 5-42-120(F), B.M.C.
Broomfield staff is in the process of developing a license fee schedule.
Marijuana Health Information
Marijuana, like all drugs, has potential risks. Regular smoking of marijuana is associated with breathing problems such as cough and increased risk of lung infections. Learn more...
Marijuana cultivation is prohibited in Broomfield pursuant to sections 17-02-090 and 17-02-100, B.M.C. (link to regulations)
Marijuana manufacturing is prohibited in Broomfield pursuant to sections 17-02-090 and 17-02-100, B.M.C. (link to regulations)
Council Action on Marijuana
See the list of See the list of marijuana action below:
|February 9, 2010||Council adopted Ordinance No. 1922 imposing a 180 day moratorium on medical marijuana uses.|
|July 27, 2010|
Council adopted Ordinance No. 1928 prohibiting the operation of medical marijuana businesses in Broomfield. This Ordinance was later referred to the voters by Resolution No. 2010-129 adopted August 31, 2010, and was approved by voters in the November 2010 election.
|February 26, 2013|
Council adopted Ordinance No. 1966, prohibiting the operation of marijuana establishments through January 31, 2015.
|September 9, 2014|
Council adopted Ordinance No. 2002, extending the prohibition on the operation of marijuana establishments through January 31, 2017
|March 15, and July 19, 2016|
Council Study Sessions on Marijuana Regulation.
|September 13, 2016|
Council adopted Ordinance No. 2032 prohibiting the operation of marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuana product manufacturing facilities and retail marijuana stores until February 1, 2021. This ordinance allowed for testing facilities in Broomfield.
|June 2, 2020|
Council Study Session to discuss the sunset of Ordinance No. 2032. Request for a study session on tax options for marijuana.
|June 16, 2020|
Council Study Session discussing different strategies and concepts for marijuana taxes. Request for Study Session on ballot language asking Broomfield voters to decide on marijuana tax in Broomfield.
|July 7, 2020|
Council Study Session reviewing the drafted language of TABOR retail marijuana tax questions for the November 2020 ballot.
|July 14, 2020|
Council approved Proposed Ordinance Nos. 2131 and 2132 on first reading and scheduled a public hearing and second reading of the proposed ordinances for July 28, 2020
|July 28, 2020||2nd Reading Marijuana Special Sales Tax and Excise Tax Ballot Questions for the November 2020 Ballot.|
|October 20, 2020|
Council held a study session at which Council directed staff to begin working on draft regulations for retail marijuana, and to draft an ordinance to extend the prohibition on marijuana businesses beyond the February 1, 2021 date.
|December 8, 2020|
Council adopted Ordinance No. 2146 on first reading and scheduled a second reading for January 12, 2021. This ordinance as drafted would extend the prohibition on retail marijuana stores through April 1, 2021, and would extend the prohibition on marijuana cultivation facilities and marijuana product manufacturing facilities through April 1, 2025.
|December 15, 2020||Council Study Session discussing retail marijuana.|
|January 12, 2021|
Council adopted amended Ordinance No. 2146 extending the prohibition on retail marijuana stores through May 3, 2021, and extending the prohibition on marijuana cultivation facilities and marijuana product manufacturing facilities through April 1, 2025.
|January 19, 2021||Council held a second study session discussing retail marijuana and draft regulations.|
|February 23, 2021|
Council approved Ordinance No. 2149, as amended, on first reading, and scheduled a second and final reading for the ordinance.
|March 16, 2021||Second Reading of Marijuana Regulations|