Denver City Council regulates medical marijuana dispensaries by adding Article XI, Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to Chapter 24, Health and Sanitation, of the Denver Revised Municipal Code. 

  • Requires local licensing to operate a medical marijuana dispensary
  • No community needs and desires hearing required
  • No limitation on the numbers of licenses in the city
  •  Some locations prohibited, including within 1,000 feet of a school or child care establishment and residential zones and zones where retail sales are prohibited; but some dispensaries are “grandfathered” in