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Colorado’s application fee for a retail marijuana cultivation facility license is $5,000. For a medical marijuana cultivation facility license, the application fee is $1,000. In addition, there is a $1,830 license fee.
That is just for the first year. For every year you continue to cultivate, there are pricey renewal costs. The more plants you grow, the higher the license application fee.
So in addition to meeting with an attorney, you are also advised to talk with an accountant and business consultant about what you can realistically expect to earn by growing marijuana.
Note that if you submit the grower’s license application online, you can pay by:
Though if you mail in your application, you must pay by check or money order – not by credit card.
It may take several weeks for your application to be processed.1
You do not need a license to grow fewer than six marijuana plants at home.
Can I grow marijuana at home without a license?
If you are an adult 21 or older, you do not need a license to grow recreational marijuana for yourself at home as long as:
You have no more than six plants; and
No more than three of them are mature (flowering).
No Colorado residence may have more than 12 marijuana plants for recreational use at a time. So whether you have one roommate or many, collectively you cannot grow more than 12 marijuana plants at a time.
(If you have a medical marijuana card, you (and your caregiver) may be able to possess up to 24 plants in your home as long as there are no local or county ordinances that say otherwise. Contact the Medical Marijuana Registry with questions at 303-692-2184.)
The penalties for growing more than the maximum allowable marijuana plants depend on the case:
Michael Becker has over a quarter-century's worth of experience as an attorney and more than 100 trials under his belt. He is a sought-after legal commentator and is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Nevada, California, and Florida.