Medical marijuana ownership no longer required to open recreational pot shops in Colorado (but residency is)


Colorado marked its its six-month anniversary with recreational cannabis last week. And as with many committed relationships, there’s more trust going forward.
Starting July 1, Colorado applications for retail marijuana business licenses no longer require current ownership of an operational medical marijuana business. The state is currently accepting new applications, with approved companies able to open as early as October 1. But even though the MMJ requirement has been removed, an applicant must still qualify as a resident of the state — for at least two years. Learn more over at