1 Colo. Code Regs. § 212-3-2-255

Current through Register Vol. 47, No. 13, July 10, 2024
Section 1 CCR 212-3-2-255 - Change of Location of a Regulated Marijuana Business
A.Application Required Before Changing Location of Licensed Premises. A Regulated Marijuana Business must apply for and receive Division approval before changing the location of its Licensed Premises.
B.Application Requirements. A change of location application must include the following:
1. At least one signature of a Controlling Beneficial Owner and representation that the signing Controlling Beneficial Owner(s) is/are authorized to submit the application on behalf of the Regulated Marijuana Business.
2. Evidence the Local Licensing Authority and/or Local Jurisdiction in which the Regulated Marijuana Business proposes to move have approved the proposed new location.
3. The deed, lease, sublease, rental agreement, contract, or any other document(s) establishing the Licensee is, or will be, entitled to possession of the premises for which the application is made.
4. Legible and accurate diagram for the proposed licensed Premises that complies with the requirements of the 3-200 Series Rules. The diagram must include a plan for the proposed Licensed Premises and a separate plan for the security/surveillance plan including camera location, number and direction of coverage. If the diagram is larger than 8.5 inches x 11 inches, the Applicant must also provide the diagram in a portable document format (.pdf).
C.Change of Location Permit Required.
1. A Regulated Marijuana Business cannot change the location of its Licensed Premises until it receives a change of location permit from the Division.
2. The permit is effective on the date of issuance, and the Licensee must, within 120 days, change the location of its Regulated Marijuana Business to the place specified in the change of location permit and at the same time cease to operate a Regulated Marijuana Business at the former location. For good cause shown, the 120-day deadline may be extended an additional 120 days.
3. If the Regulated Marijuana Business does not change the location of its Licensed Premises within the time period granted by the Division, including any extension, the Regulated Marijuana Business must submit a new application, pay the change of location fee, and receive a new change of location permit prior to changing the location of its Licensed Premises.
4. A Regulated Marijuana Business cannot operate or exercise any of the privileges of its license(s) in both locations, unless a Medical Marijuana Cultivation Facility or Retail Marijuana Cultivation Facility has received a transition permit.
D.Medical Marijuana Cultivation Facilities and Retail Marijuana Cultivation Facilities- Transition Permit. A Medical Marijuana Cultivation Facility or Retail Marijuana Cultivation Facility that has obtained an approved change of location from the State Licensing Authority may operate one License at two geographical locations for the purpose of transitioning operations from one location to the other, subject to the following requirements:
1. A Medical Marijuana Cultivation Facility or Retail Marijuana Cultivation Facility may apply for a transition permit and a change of location at the same time. The Division will not accept an application for a transition permit unless it is submitted prior to or concurrently with a change of location application. A Medical Marijuana Cultivation Facility or Retail Marijuana Cultivation Facility is prohibited from exercising the privileges of a transition permit until it has also received all required approvals for a change of location.
2. A Medical Marijuana Cultivation Facility or Retail Marijuana Cultivation Facility that has an approved change of location and a transition permit must comply with the following requirements:
a. The total plants cultivated at both locations do not exceed any plant count limit imposed on the Licensee by the Marijuana Code and these rules;
b. The Licensed Premises of both geographical locations comply with all surveillance, security, and inventory tracking requirements imposed by the Marijuana Code and these rules at the Rule 3-200 Series and 3-800 Series;
c. Both geographical locations shall track all Regulated Marijuana plants in transition in the Inventory Tracking System to ensure proper tracking for taxation purposes;
d. Operation at both geographical locations does not exceed 180 days, unless Licensee demonstrates good cause to extend the deadline an additional 180 days; and
e. The Licensee obtains a transition permit pursuant to this Rule and any local permit or license, as required by the Local Licensing Authority or Local Jurisdiction.
3.Change of Location in the Same Local Jurisdiction. If the change of location is within the same local jurisdiction, the Licensee must:
a. First obtain a transition permit pursuant to this Rule; and
b. If required by the Local Licensing Authority or Local Jurisdiction, obtain a transition permit or other form of approval from the Local Licensing Authority or Local Jurisdiction.
4.Change of Location to a Different Local Jurisdiction. If the change of location is to a different local jurisdiction, the Licensee must:
a. First obtain a license from the Local Licensing Authority or Local Jurisdiction where the Licensee intends to locate;
b. Obtain a transition permit pursuant to this Rule; and
c. If required by the Local Licensing Authority or Local Jurisdiction, obtain a transition permit or other form of approval from the Local Licensing Authority or Local Jurisdiction for the local jurisdiction where it intends to locate.
5. Conduct at either location may be basis for fine, suspension, revocation, or other sanction against the License.
E.Violation Affecting Public Safety. It is a violation affecting public safety if a Regulated Marijuana Business changes the location of its Licensed Premises without first obtaining a change of location permit from the Division, and any required approval(s) from the Local Licensing Authority and/or Local Jurisdiction.

Basis and Purpose - 2-260

The statutory authority for this rule includes but is not limited to sections 44-10-202(1)(c), 44-10-203(1)(c), 44-10-203(1)(e), 44-10-203(1)(k), 44-10-203(2)(a), 44-10-203(2)(h), 44-10-203(2)(w), 44-10-305, 44-10-313(8)(b), and 44-10-313(2) C.R.S. The purpose of this rule is to establish guidelines for changing, altering, modifying, or transitioning the Licensed Premises. This Rule 2-260 was previously Rules M and R 303, 1 CCR 212-1 and 1 CCR 212-2.

1 CCR 212-3-2-255

42 CR 23, December 10, 2019, effective 1/1/2020
43 CR 21, November 10, 2020, effective 1/1/2021
44 CR 07, April 10, 2021, effective 5/1/2021
44 CR 13, July 10, 2021, effective 8/1/2021
44 CR 23, December 10, 2021, effective 1/1/2022
45 CR 21, November 10, 2022, effective 12/1/2022