COLORADO MEETS ON DRAFT TESTING RULES

The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division has issued draft rules that implement legislation enacted in 2018. The Division will accept public comments on these draft rules until October 16, 2018.  Last Friday, the Division held a workshop to discuss the draft testing rules that implement the following legislation:

  • HB18-1259: Marijuana Samples for Quality Control and Product Development:  A medical marijuana manufacturer and retailer may provide labeled and packaged samples from each batch to up to five managers for quality control and product development purposes.  The managers and the samples must be designated in the seed-to-sale tracking system. The sample size should be one sample serving size of a medical marijuana infused product, one quarter gram of concentrate, and one half of a concentrate intended for vaping.  The law places a limit on the total samples that a manager may receive in a month,, and the sample may not be consumed on the licensed premises..

  • HB18-1422: Marijuana Testing Facility Standards:  Requires licensed medical and retail marijuana testing facilities to be certified by January 1, 2019 by an entity recognized by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation in category of testing pursuant to ISO 17025:2005 standard.  The state can provide a twelve month extension to newly licensed testing facilities.

  • SB18 - 271: Improve Funding for Marijuana Research:  Authorizes the state to develop rules that permit the co-location to a marijuana development and research licensee or a marijuana research and development cultivation licensee.


Draft Medical Marijuana Rules
www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/180726%20Leg%20Imp%20Work%20Group%20Medical%20Redlines_212-1.pdf

Draft Retail Marijuana Rules
www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/180726%20Leg%20Imp%20Work%20Group%20Retail%20Redlines_212-2.pdf