Marijuana businesses in Colorado are licensed and regulated by local and state authorities. Marijuana regulations are found in the Town of Erie Municipal Code. The Town of Erie continues to investigate regulations and enacted legislation concerning the operation of recreational and medical marijuana businesses within the Town of Erie.


Marijuana cultivation facilities; marijuana product manufacturing facilities; marijuana testing facilities, and retail marijuana stores are prohibited within the Town of Erie.


Medical marijuana businesses are prohibited within the Town of Erie.

Patients & Caregivers

It is unlawful for any person to cultivate, produce or process medical marijuana plants within the Town of Erie unless such person is registered as a patient with the State of Colorado, and with the Town of Erie. 

No person acting in the capacity of primary caregiver, shall cultivate, produce, possess or process Medical marijuana without first having obtained a Town of Erie Medical Marijuana Primary Caregiver Business License.


  1. Recreational
  2. Medical Marijuana Businesses
  3. Patients and Caregivers

November 10, 2015: The Board of Trustees approved an ordinance prohibiting recreational marijuana businesses within the Town.

July 28, 2015: The Town of Erie 2015 Community Survey included questions related to recreational marijuana businesses. View these survey results on pages 9 and 10 of the Community Livability Report.

November 11, 2014: The Board approved an ordinance extending the existing moratorium until December 15, 2015. The Board sought the extension to allow time for Staff to conduct research; review best management practices for regulating the industry and conduct a survey of Erie residents.

May 13, 2014: The Board approved Ordinance 19-2014, an ordinance that addressed the Town's interest in local control and authority with regards to recreational marijuana cultivation. The ordinance revised specific provisions of the Erie Municipal Code related to the cultivation, processing, and possession of recreational marijuana. Pursuant to the ordinance, the maximum number of recreational marijuana plants a person may cultivate, process or possess in a residential zoned district is six (6) plants. The maximum number of marijuana plants any two or more persons may cultivate, process or possess in any area zoned other than residential, is twelve (12) plants.

August of 2013: The Board extended the moratorium through December 31, 2014.

January of 2013: The Board approved an ordinance imposing a moratorium on the recreational marijuana business. The moratorium extended through October 1, 2013.