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:

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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.

• 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.

Marijuana-infused product manufacturer licenses are not included in these figures.

Continue to see dispensaries sorted by county, as well as the complete MMED documents.


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kevin_hunt
kevin_hunt

The donkey is still posting the flawed study that "marijuana causes testicular cancer".  Why does the Donkey hate marijuana and want it to remain illegal?   Why does the Donkey give a "like" to a prohibitionist (screen name getAlife) who doesn't believe that marijuana has medicinal properties? Proof that the Donkey is a prohibitionist can be found at  http://www.westword.com/2012-11-01/news/william-breathes-pot-critic/

Deborah Watts
Deborah Watts

TRY TO COMPLAIN TO ANYONE including the health department about moldy medicine that cause a BAD reaction! These dispensaries have LITTLE to NONE enforcement TO PROTECT A PATIENT AND CONSUMER. DISPENSARIES are getting on the LOW end $2400.00 AND MORE A POUND AND GET TO RIP PATIENTS OFF WITH BAD MEDICINE. VULTURES THEY ARE! AND BIGOTRY IN THE NEGLIGENT AND PREJUDICE COLORADO HEATH DEPARTMENT THRIVES!

Deborah Watts
Deborah Watts

AND MAKES ME AND U.S. second class citizens to even ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AKA CRIMMIGRANTS!

Deborah Watts
Deborah Watts

COLORADO HEALTH DEPARTMENT is allowing UNETHICAL AND PREDATORY dispensaries to take advantage AND HARM MEDICAL PATIENTS! ALSO is REFUSING to give medical marijuana patients EQUAL health department services that non-medical marijuana patients are GIVEN. THIS IS CONTINUED GOVERNMENT BIGOTRY AND THE PERPETUATING THE DISCRIMINATION AND OPPRESSION OF A MEDICALLY DISADVANTAGED MINORITY! CLASS ACTION ANYONE??

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Why is it not surprising that the illiterate imbeciles at MMED don't know the difference between "premise" and "premises" ? 

 

... and that none of the high school dropout dispensary clowns would notice the error either.

 

Alas ... Stupid MMED Pigs are as Stupid MMED Pigs do.

 

 

 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

"87 centers in Denver."

 

# of Starbucks in Denver = 94

# of McDonald's in Denver = 42

 

Total McD's and Starbucks = 136

 

What lying liars claimed there were more Dispensaries in Denver than Starbucks and McDonald's COMBINED ??

 

 

John Larson
John Larson

it's a total disgrace - time for CO to repeal this stupid law

Jeffrey Dale
Jeffrey Dale

The biggest problem seems to be the financial structure limiting the State's efficiency in processing the apps.

Jeff Williams
Jeff Williams

considering it's been here for several years they are doing a pretty good job.in fact better then most i've seen.

Chris Cater
Chris Cater

MMED is who I was referring too :) CDPHE seems to have gotten their act together.....

Chris Cater
Chris Cater

Typical :) I am sure they are attending anti MMJ parties on the funds, that's how we roll in CO right(cough, cough, Scott Gessler)

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Why would MMED withhold the valid ADDRESS of valid LICENSED dispensaries?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

"More than $12.7 million in licensing and application fees collected since 2011."

 

ALL of it extracted and bled from poor suffering PATIENTS in the form of HIGHER PRICES for their precious meds ... and ALL of it squandered by the insatiable irresponsible DOR on such frivolities as leasing more new gas-guzzling big$$ SUVs than they have agents to drive them.

 

REGULATION WORKS !! ... for the Regulators !!

 

Vote YES on A64 and help support the Poor Regulators at DOR !!

 

 

felt.steve
felt.steve

So what happens if Prop 64 passes? Is all this moot?

mattleising
mattleising topcommenter

 @DonkeyHotay So now officers are pigs? You just hate everything don't you. Let's get this straight... You think soldiers are murderers, officers are pigs, MMJ people are in the "black market," etc... What do you like other than being a rage-aholic and a prohibitionist?

IcePick
IcePick

 @DonkeyHotay What are you talking about... it's all a premise... there are no licensed premises!  Where have you been Donkey?

IcePick
IcePick

 @DonkeyHotay you keep ignoring the pending applications which the local and state allow to continue to operate, as is their choice.

IcePick
IcePick

 @DonkeyHotay they have not.  They provided an entire list of original applicants, did you forget to copy that file?  oops...

nemopunk15
nemopunk15

 @DonkeyHotay LMAO! Once again Donkey is pleading for info Donkey could google!

 

Every Shop with an MMED license is Listed above! 

 

The wonderful thing about Regulated and Taxed businesses is they are VERY easy to find.

IcePick
IcePick

 @DonkeyHotay "ALL of it extracted and bled from poor suffering PATIENTS in the form of HIGHER PRICES for their precious meds"

 

What are you talking about?  The price of marijuana at dispensaries has been on the decline from day 1.  On Day 1 (August 1, 2010) you could not find an eighth in the state for less than $50.  Today (27 months later) you can find 1/8ths of the same quality bud for $25 all over the state and there are even stores selling 1/8ths for $20!

 

You have no knowledge of the industry, it's obvious.  That's what happened after you quit and refused to file the appropriate papers under HB10-1284.  

 

It's abundantly clear that regulations is working exactly as expected and that the industry is on track to bring in more than $20,000,000 in taxes this year alone.  

 

Yes on A64, Colorado is full of bright people who will make this new system work and pour money into our largely empty coffers.

 

Yes on A64, one day we'll all get a check from the state just like Alaskans get from the oil industry.

IcePick
IcePick

 @felt.steve as stated in the article A64 legalizes marijuana for adults and creates a system of stores which will be licensed to sell recreational weed.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @felt.steve 

 

A64 does NOT legalize marijuana -- nothing changes with MMJ even if it does pass.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @IcePick Imagine how much LOWER the price of those precious meds would be if Dispensaries weren't strangled with MASSIVE fees and taxes totaling MILLIONS of $$$$.

 

Another reason why Private Caregivers will ALWAYS be able to better supply the Patients with high quality bud at a MUCH LOWER cost.

 

Sucks to be a Greedy Big $$$ Dispensary Clown, don't it?

 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @IcePick  @felt.steve 

 

Keep lying you daft dipshit.

 

A64 does NOT legalize ANY marijuana for ANY ADULT < 21 yrs old! ... not a single gram.

 

You will NEVER see a legal recreational marijuana store in Colorado.

mattleising
mattleising topcommenter

 @DonkeyHotay  @felt.steve I'm glad you're finally acknowledging that 64 doesn't affect MMJ and 64 DOES legalize marijuana silly Donkey!

               (a) IN THE INTEREST OF THE EFFICIENT USE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES, ENHANCING REVENUE FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES, AND INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM, THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO FIND AND DECLARE THAT THE USE OF MARIJUANA SHOULD BE LEGAL FOR PERSONS TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND TAXED IN A MANNER SIMILAR TO ALCOHOL.              (b) IN THE INTEREST OF THE HEALTH AND PUBLIC SAFETY OF OUR CITIZENRY, THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO FURTHER FIND AND DECLARE THAT MARIJUANA SHOULD BE REGULATED IN A MANNER SIMILAR TO ALCOHOL SO THAT:              (I) INDIVIDUALS WILL HAVE TO SHOW PROOF OF AGE BEFORE PURCHASING MARIJUANA;              (II) SELLING, DISTRIBUTING, OR TRANSFERRING MARIJUANA TO MINORS AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE SHALL REMAIN ILLEGAL;              (III) DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA SHALL REMAIN ILLEGAL;              (IV) LEGITIMATE, TAXPAYING BUSINESS PEOPLE, AND NOT CRIMINAL ACTORS, WILL CONDUCT SALES OF MARIJUANA; AND              (V) MARIJUANA SOLD IN THIS STATE WILL BE LABELED AND SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS TO ENSURE THAT CONSUMERS ARE INFORMED AND PROTECTED.              (c) IN THE INTEREST OF ENACTING RATIONAL POLICIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALL VARIATIONS OF THE CANNABIS PLANT, THE PEOPLE OF COLORADO FURTHER FIND AND DECLARE THAT INDUSTRIAL HEMP SHOULD BE REGULATED SEPARATELY FROM STRAINS OF CANNABIS WITH HIGHER DELTA-9 TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL (THC) CONCENTRATIONS.              (d) THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO FURTHER FIND AND DECLARE THAT IT IS NECESSARY TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY AND FAIRNESS IN THE APPLICATION OF THIS SECTION THROUGHOUT THE STATE AND THAT, THEREFORE, THE MATTERS ADDRESSED BY THIS SECTION ARE, EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED HEREIN, MATTERS OF STATEWIDE CONCERN.

Here it is again for ya! Enjoy :)

ccapra
ccapra

 @DonkeyHotay  @felt.steve

Again, it DOES legalize marijuana in Colorado up to 1 ounce, which is not enough for her because she sells.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @IcePick  You haven't read the Ogden or Cole memos, have you numbnuts?

IcePick
IcePick

 @DonkeyHotay You didn't see the video of polis and holder where polis clarifies?

IcePick
IcePick

 @DonkeyHotay No... if they were illegal the DEA would shut them down.  They have not.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @IcePick 

 

HipTip = ALL Dispensaries are "illegal drug dealers".

 

When you grow a brain, and get your G.E.D., perhaps then you can rejoin the Adult conversation.

 

Until then just continue to prove yourself to be a semi-literate ignoramus.

IcePick
IcePick

 @DonkeyHotay you sound more and more like an illegal drug dealer all the time.  You have no facts to support this argument.  First, the facts which we can all read show that most people who are red card holders have a dispensary as a caregiver.  Second, you can't tell me what weed costs from Oregon or Cali unless you are buying it.  I am not and cannot claim to know the price.  Third, you haven't been to a good dispensary.  William listed several, check one out.

 

Oh, I forgot... you claim to not smoke.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @IcePick 

 

Reality = Private Caregivers + Patients who Grow Their Own outnumber Dispensaries 100 to 1.

 

The Dispensaries are FORCED to lower their price for crappy warehouse weed to MEET THE LARGER market. 

 

Now add to that market ALL the California and Oregon bud that flows into Colorado -- because it's $500 - $1000 cheaper per pound -- and the poor pathetic dispensary clowns are just tiny pawns in a market they do not, and never will, control.

 

 

IcePick
IcePick

 @DonkeyHotay I'm quite clear on all those terms.  I will state, as a matter of obvious fact that medical marijuana centers have driven down the price of marijuana over the last two years.  

 

You want to talk economics?  Let's talk supply and demand.  If there are too many MMC's as you like to suggest, it should be obvious even to a buffoon like you that the large number of stores has caused a price war resulting in lower prices. 

 

Did you have some other theory you wanted to propose?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @IcePick When you comprehend the difference between cause, correlation and coincidence ... then you can move on to Macro Economics 101.

 

Until then, stay ignorant ... it is what you do best.

IcePick
IcePick

 @DonkeyHotay I'm delusional that dispensaries have caused a massive price drop?  show your work...

IcePick
IcePick

 @DonkeyHotay You think it's the dispensaries who prop the price up?  Another lie.  

 

The price is propped up solely by illegal drug dealers many of whom pretend they are caregivers.  Illegal, unregulated, profit making, drug dealers.  

 

A64 will accelerate 10-1284's massive price drop in marijuana in Colorado.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @IcePick  = Supports the Reefer Madness claim that Marijuana is too Harmful and Dangerous for ANYONE < 21 yrs old to be allowed ANY legal access, and that they should CONTINUE TO SUFFER ALL CRIMINAL PENALTIES for same.

 

 

IcePick
IcePick

 @DonkeyHotay  @felt.steve who the hell cares about children not getting weed?  why do you waste you time with that useless argument?  further, not only will I see these recreational marijuana centers (RNC's = my trademark... piss off) but I will see them in 2014.  And I can't wait.

 

Yes on A64!  It legalizes weed for adults.

 

mattleising
mattleising topcommenter

 @IcePick  @DonkeyHotay No we have 2 licensed OPC's and I'm starting at the license numbers right now. You need to have them in order to be compliant. Also, that number needs to be on patients labels also in order to compliant

mattleising
mattleising topcommenter

 @IcePick  @DonkeyHotay No, there most definitly is licensed OPC's in COlorado. For example, ours pops up on every bottle for patients. Donkey doesn't know what he's talking about trust me :)

IcePick
IcePick

 @mattleising  @DonkeyHotay While I hate to agree with Jackass hotay... I doubt your OPC is actually licensed.  There are no licensed OPC's in Denver, for example.

mattleising
mattleising topcommenter

 @DonkeyHotay Yeah I work at one. That doesn't make me an owner lol. Do people that work at Walgreens own it? And of course I know how we get our herb. It's grown in a licensed facility 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @mattleising said "We have 3 dispensaries under our name and I know that there is quite a bit of variety in this biz. I can also tell you that we don't "cook the books" or do "back door sales" or even have "drug dealer weed."

 

So you were lying again, eh Matt ?

mattleising
mattleising topcommenter

 @DonkeyHotay Lol whatever you say Donkey. You clearly are just a rage-aholic that has absolutely no idea what he's talking about. I can't wait till marijuana is legal and your family that is of age or you friends or even yourself is all,"You know what? I'm gonna go buy some marijuana." And they come in all excited and giddy, pick up some marijuana, take it home and smoke it and enjoy it thoroughly. Then when they ask you how felt about it you'll have to explain to them how you would constantly belittle others and berate them with nonsense and were so avidly  against it that you made a complete and utter fool of yourself while you watch the economy rise and schools get better because of all the tax revenue that has been brought to this fine state and eventually this amazing country. God bless America and most definitely God bless you Donkey. :)

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @mattleising  says the clueless self-confessed Black Market Drug Dealing Criminal who thinks "the State will protect" him from the Feds !!

 

ROTFLMAO !!

 

mattleising
mattleising topcommenter

 @DonkeyHotay  @felt.steve Lol is that how the constitution works or any other law? That's a lot of blah blah blah nonsense Donkey :)

               (a) IN THE INTEREST OF THE EFFICIENT USE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES, ENHANCING REVENUE FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES, AND INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM, THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO FIND AND DECLARE THAT THE USE OF MARIJUANA SHOULD BE LEGAL FOR PERSONS TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND TAXED IN A MANNER SIMILAR TO ALCOHOL.              (b) IN THE INTEREST OF THE HEALTH AND PUBLIC SAFETY OF OUR CITIZENRY, THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO FURTHER FIND AND DECLARE THAT MARIJUANA SHOULD BE REGULATED IN A MANNER SIMILAR TO ALCOHOL SO THAT:              (I) INDIVIDUALS WILL HAVE TO SHOW PROOF OF AGE BEFORE PURCHASING MARIJUANA;              (II) SELLING, DISTRIBUTING, OR TRANSFERRING MARIJUANA TO MINORS AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE SHALL REMAIN ILLEGAL;              (III) DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA SHALL REMAIN ILLEGAL;              (IV) LEGITIMATE, TAXPAYING BUSINESS PEOPLE, AND NOT CRIMINAL ACTORS, WILL CONDUCT SALES OF MARIJUANA; AND              (V) MARIJUANA SOLD IN THIS STATE WILL BE LABELED AND SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS TO ENSURE THAT CONSUMERS ARE INFORMED AND PROTECTED.              (c) IN THE INTEREST OF ENACTING RATIONAL POLICIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALL VARIATIONS OF THE CANNABIS PLANT, THE PEOPLE OF COLORADO FURTHER FIND AND DECLARE THAT INDUSTRIAL HEMP SHOULD BE REGULATED SEPARATELY FROM STRAINS OF CANNABIS WITH HIGHER DELTA-9 TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL (THC) CONCENTRATIONS.              (d) THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO FURTHER FIND AND DECLARE THAT IT IS NECESSARY TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY AND FAIRNESS IN THE APPLICATION OF THIS SECTION THROUGHOUT THE STATE AND THAT, THEREFORE, THE MATTERS ADDRESSED BY THIS SECTION ARE, EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED HEREIN, MATTERS OF STATEWIDE CONCERN.

Here's the law again that clearly states legalization for anyone over 21... again lol

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @mattleising  @felt.steve 

 

Primary Purpose = Law EnFORCEment

 

Secondary Purpose = Tax Increases

 

Tertiary Claim = "individual freedom" .. except for the THOUSANDS of ADULTS who are DENIED FREEDOM under A64.

 

Quaternary Assertion = the marijuana is so unhealthy and unsafe that it should be regulated and controlled like DEADLY ALCOHOL that maims and kills 10s of Thousands of people every year.

 

 

A64 = a fraud and a sham, even the AUTHORS admit that it does NOT legalize marijuana.

 

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