Only Medical Marijuana Centers, Medical Marijuana Infused Products Manufacturers, Medical Marijuana Cultivation Operations, and Retail Marijuana Cultivation Facilities are allowed in the City of Rifle. All other marijuana businesses are prohibited.
In addition, only those businesses that had City of Rifle Medical Marijuana Cultivation Operation licenses as of November 2013 are eligible to apply for City of Rifle Retail Marijuana Cultivation Facility licenses.
Contact the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division First
A City of Rifle Marijuana Business License is not valid if the licensee does not have a valid license from the State of Colorado to operate its marijuana business. Before you apply for a City Marijuana Business License, please contact the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division and begin the process of acquiring a State of Colorado Marijuana Business License.
Check the Zoning Regulations
A Medical Marijuana Center can be located only in the Central Business District, the Community Service Business District, or the Tourist Commercial District.
A Medical Marijuana Infused Products Manufacturer and a Medical Marijuana Cultivation Operation can be located only in the Light Industrial Zone District. One must also have a Conditional Use Permit from the City for these uses.
A Retail Marijuana Cultivation Operation can be located only in the Light Industrial Zone District or the Industrial Zone District. One must also have a Conditional Use Permit from the City for this use.