Currently the Department of Revenue, Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) is reviewing the many applications for licensing in Colorado. The three licenses to be applied for are: Center license (to have a storefront sales operation for medical cannabis); Optional Premises Cultivation Operation License (OPCO) which is a grow and can be located in the Center or at another location depending on zoning; and Infused Products Manufacturing License (IPM) which allows a person to manufacture edibles.
The Colorado legislation which became law this past spring allows for local governments to "ban" medical marijuana from their jurisdictions. This includes counties, cities, towns, and other municipalities. Some have voted on all three separate licenses while most governments have put on the ballot an "up or down" vote to allow all or none. While many of these ballots appeared on the last general election, some entities will vote on this issue between now and July 1, 2011.