Welcome to the Natural Medicine Division

Natural medicine regulation

The licensing and regulation of natural medicines in Colorado falls under two state agencies: the Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). DOR will license and regulate natural medicine businesses – healing centers, cultivations, manufacturers, testing facilities, and their owners and employees. DORA will regulate and license facilitators of natural medicine services. Folks interested in becoming a licensed facilitator may visit the DORA Natural Medicine web page for more information on licensing requirements.

Where we are now

DOR and DORA have started the rulemaking process to implement SB23-290: Natural Medicine Regulation and Legalization, which Gov. Jared Polis signed into law in May 2023. Rulemaking meetings are open to the public and are designed to develop rules (or regulations) for natural medicine use in Colorado.

The DOR will host rulemaking meetings from March to July 2024 to present and discuss draft rules. All of the meeting information can be found on the Natural Medicine Division calendar at the bottom of this page. Recordings and other materials will be available on NMD’s Rulemaking page. Facilitators may visit the DORA implementation timeline to learn more about DORA’s rulemaking process for facilitator licensing.

The DOR’s rulemaking meetings follow 11 public listening sessions hosted by the Natural Medicine Division since August 2023. You may access materials from the listening sessions on NMD’s Listening Sessions page.

Interested in getting a license?

Take this online poll to let the Division know whether you would rather apply for a license online or in person at our Lakewood office.

Public comment

If you wish to submit a comment regarding natural medicine rulemaking, please use this form. El formulario está disponible en español aquí.

What's new

Roundtable with local municipality partners, 7/11/24

Public Health Notice: Diamond Shruumz products, 6/28/24


Additional information


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