Medical marijuana dispensaries: 266 licensed MMCs in Colorado, 272 pending
As of last week, there were 266 licensed dispensaries in Colorado, with the possibility for almost double that number by the time the state Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division finishes licensing. But there's no real telling when that will be.
Department spokeswoman Julie Postlethwait put together lists of licensed Colorado medical marijuana centers, and those for which licensing is pending, at Westword's request. In some ways, the data isn't as detailed as the list leaked in August, which the MMED didn't want going before the public with the addresses on it, per department policy. (Oops, our bad). But in other ways, it gives us a clearer picture of what is going on with MMC licensing.
Back in August, the list was only up to 176 licensed centers. In the roughly two months since then, the department has managed to license about ninety more dispensaries. At this rate -- and making the huge assumption that all the centers with pending licenses are approved (and that the MMED doesn't lose any more employees due to its fee-dependent budget), the department could be caught up by April 1, 2013. However, this goal will likely be reached earlier due to people dropping out or failing to make it through the lengthy final inspections.
Here's a look at a sample license:
The complete documents are below. But here's a partial breakdown as of October 25:
• 248 licensed type 1 centers, with no more than 300 patients.Marijuana-infused product manufacturer licenses are not included in these figures.
• Twelve type 2 centers, with up to 500 registered patients.
• Six Type 3 centers, with more than 500 patients.
• More than $12.7 million in licensing and application fees collected since 2011.
• More than $431,000 in occupational and vendor registration fees since 2011.
Continue to see dispensaries sorted by county, as well as the complete MMED documents.