This week marks some major milestones in Denver’s cannabis industry.
The city’s Department of Excise and Licenses announced that applications are officially open for marijuana delivery licenses, marijuana cultivation licenses, and new dispensary locations.
All these changes come as part of a policy package signed by Mayor Michael Hancock back in April that also set some temporary social equity requirements in place.
Delivery licenses will only be available to “social equity applicants” — people who live in certain neighborhoods, make less than a certain income, or have been convicted of a marijuana offense — through 2024. Most other marijuana licenses will be limited to social equity applicants through 2027.
What does this all mean for the cannabis consumer? Denverites 21 or older can now order marijuana deliveries directly to their homes. Deliveries are limited to the same amount of product that can be purchased in stores. And as long as you’re not located in one of the six neighborhoods that are barring new marijuana businesses (Overland, Northeast Park Hill, Baker, Five Points, Valverde, and Elyria-Swansea), you may see some new shops popping up around Denver.
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— Peyton Garcia, (@peytonmgarcia)