Colorado Marijuana Licensing

Among the country’s first states to enact marijuana-friendly legislation, Colorado legalized medical marijuana via the passage of Amendment 20 in 2000 and subsequently legalized recreational (retail) marijuana via the passage of Amendment 64 in 2012. Due to its robust implementation of these … Read more about Colorado Marijuana Licensing

Monumental Changes to Out of State Ownership in the Colorado Cannabis Industry

On May 29, 2019, Governor Jared Polis signed HB19-1090 (“HB-1090”) into law. HB-1090 repeals regulations that prohibit publicly traded companies from holding ownership interests in Colorado marijuana businesses. HB-1090 dramatically alters the regulatory landscape surrounding ownership of licensed … Read more about Monumental Changes to Out of State Ownership in the Colorado Cannabis Industry

MED Concludes that Transporters Cannot Collect Brokering Fees

On March 19, 2019, the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (“MED”) issued a Statement of Position in response to questions about the scope of privileges for Transporter Licenses. The questions concerned whether the holder of a Transporter License could lawfully collect … Read more about MED Concludes that Transporters Cannot Collect Brokering Fees

MED Issues Statement on Signage Requirements

Thursday, February 21, 2019, the Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division (“MED”) released an official Statement of Position regarding signage requirements for access areas within cultivation facilities. Signed by James Burack, the Division’s director, the statement was released … Read more about MED Issues Statement on Signage Requirements

Colorado MED Bulletin re: Cannabis Samples for Managers

The Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) has published an Industry-Wide Bulletin clarifying specifics of Colorado House Bill 18-1259, effective August 8, 2018, which amended existing marijuana codes (Colorado Medical Marijuana Code, 12‐43.3‐101, et seq., C.R.S., and … Read more about Colorado MED Bulletin re: Cannabis Samples for Managers

CO Gov to Sign Marijuana “Tasting Room” Bill

A bill allowing adults to consume small amounts of cannabis by eating edibles or vaping marijuana concentrate or marijuana products on the premises of a duly licensed recreational marijuana retailer was sent to the desk of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on Thursday, May 3, 2018. If signed into … Read more about CO Gov to Sign Marijuana “Tasting Room” Bill

MED Releases Statement Regarding Sessions’ Revocation of Guidance

The Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division (the "MED") has responded to last week's news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had rescinded previous guidance regarding marijuana enforcement, including the Cole Memo. The text of the bulletin reads: January 5, … Read more about MED Releases Statement Regarding Sessions’ Revocation of Guidance