Colorado Revised Statutes Title 12 Professions and Occupations § 12-434-301 Local approval--licensing

(1) When the state licensing authority receives an application for original licensing or renewal of an existing license for any marijuana establishment, the state licensing authority shall provide, within seven days, a copy of the application to the local jurisdiction in which the establishment is to be located unless the local jurisdiction has prohibited the operation of retail marijuana establishments pursuant to section 16(5)(f) of article XVIII of the state constitution .  The local jurisdiction shall determine whether the application complies with local restrictions on time, place, manner, and the number of marijuana businesses.  The local jurisdiction shall inform the state licensing authority whether the application complies with local restrictions on time, place, manner, and the number of marijuana businesses.

(2) A local jurisdiction may impose a separate local licensing requirement as a part of its restrictions on time, place, manner, and the number of marijuana businesses.  A local jurisdiction may decline to impose any local licensing requirements, but a local jurisdiction shall notify the state licensing authority that it either approves or denies each application forwarded to it.


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