Colorado Initiative 96 (2022): Concerning liquor licenses

In Politics by Michael Rae


Colorado Initiative 96 on the November 2022 ballot would incrementally raise the number of retail liquor store licenses an individual may own or hold to be equal to the number of licenses for off-premise alcohol sales that could be owned or held by drug and grocery stores in the state.

Under Colorado’s current law, an individual may hold only three retail liquor store licenses across the state, increasing to a maximum of four after 2027. Liquor-licensed drug stores, on the other hand, can hold up to eight licenses, but that number will increase to 13 in 2027, 20 by 2032, and