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Retail Marijuana Permanent Rulemaking Working Groups

The State Licensing Authority (SLA) is organizing five stakeholder working groups to engage in depth discussions about the permanent rules for Retail Marijuana regulation.  Each group will focus on a different  aspect of those rules and include an almost entirely different set of stakeholders.  The following is a list of the stakeholder working groups its members.

 

 

You can download a copy of the  proposed Retail Marijuana rules under discussion in these working groups by clicking HERE; a copy of the proposed rules may also be found on the main Retail Marijuana/Amendment 64 web page.  

 

 

Licensing,Licensed Premise Transportation and Storage Working Group 

The Licensing, Licensed Premise, Transportation and Storage Working Group will discuss the series 200, 300 and 800 of the proposed rules.  Topics will include, but are not limited to: applying for licenses; suitability; residency requirements; and limited access areas.

  

Members: 

 
  • Chair:  Lewis Koski (Marijuana Enforcement Division, Dept. of Revenue)

  • Adrienne Russman (Governor's Office)

  • Judy Steele (City and County of Denver, Excises and Licensing)

  • Melanie Snyder (Attorney General's Office)

  • Chris Olson (County Sherriff of Colorado)

  • Brenda Davis (Division of Gaming Enforcement, Department of Revenue)

  • Jeff Gaard (Attorney)

  • Brooke Gehring (Medical Marijuana Industry Business Owner)

  • Meg Collins (Cannabis Business Alliance)

  • Collon Kennedy (Colorado Communique, LLC)

  • Mark Belkin (UFCW)

     

     

     

     

July 17, 2013 Meeting
Ralph L. Carr Colo. Judicial Center
1300 Broadway, Conf. Rm. 1A
Denver, CO 80203

July 25, 2013 Meeing
Marijuana Enforcement Division
455 Sherman Street, Suite 390
Denver, CO 80203

Agenda 

 

Minutes

 

Audio Recordings:
         
Part One 
         
Part Two

 Agenda 

 

 

 

Audio Recordings:

Part One 

Part Two

 Additional meeting may be added if necessary.

 

Licensed Entites and Inventory Tracking Working Group

The Licensed Entities and Inventory Tracking Working Group will discuss the series 400, 500, 600 and 700 series of the proposed rules.  Topics will include, but are not limited to: seed to sale tracking system and the specific privileges and prohibitions associated with each license type.

 

Members:

 

  • Chair: Ron Kamerzell (Senior Enforcement Director, Dept. of Revenue)

  • Cally King (Governor's Office)

  • John Vecchiarelli (Dept. of Revenue)

  • Matt Huron (Medical Marijuana Industry Large Business Owner)

  • Jessica LeRoux (Medical Marijuana Industry Small Business Owner)

  • Ronn Nixon (Consumer Advocate)

  • Eric Bergman (Colorado Counties, Inc.)

  • Ann Marie Jensen (Jensen Public Affairs representing the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police)

  • Tom Raynes (Colorado District Attorney's Council)

  • Genifer Murray (Medical Marijauan Laboratory Owner)

  • Amy Pointsett (MJ Freeway, Medical Marijuana Industry Vendor)

  • Mike Elliott/Norton Arbelaez (Medical Marijuana Industry Group)

  • Rob Shapiro (Attorney General's Office)

     

 

July 18, 2013 Meeting
Marijuana Enforcement Division
455 Sherman Street, Suite 390
Denver, CO 80203 

July 29, 2013 Meeting
Colorado Dept. of Revenue
1881 Pierce Steet, Suite 110
Entrance B
Lakewood, CO 80214

 Agenda

 

Minutes

 

 Audio Recordings  

Part One

Part Two

 Agenda 

 

 

 

 Audio Recordings

 Part One

 Part Two

 Additional meetings may be scheduled if necessary.

     

 

 

Record Keeping, Enforcement and Discipline Working Group

 

The Record Keeping, Enforcement and Discipline Working Group will discuss the 900, 1200, 1300 and 1400 series of the proposed rules.  Topics will include, but are not limited to: the maintenance of records; MED Investigations and the dicipline process for licensees; and MED interaction with local government and enforcement.

 

Members:

 

  • Chair:  Hank Hasler (Marijuana Enforcement Division, Dept. of Revenue)

  • Cally King  (Governor's Office)

  • Kevin Bommer/Rachel (Colorado Municipal League)

  • Kevin Fisher (Medical Marijuana Industry Group)

  • Mitch Murry (Colorado Springs District Attorney)

  • Beverly Bookout (Boulder Police Officer)

  • Melanie Snyder (Attorney General's Office)

  • Mark Slaugh (Medical Marijuana Industry Compliance Consultant)

  • Joel Russman (Attorney)

  • Stuart Zion (Dept. of Revenue)

 

July 24, 2013
 Division of Gaming Office
17301 W. Colfax Ave., Suite 135
Golden, CO 80401

July 31, 2013 Meeting
Colorado Dept. of Revenue
1881 Pierce Street, Suite 110 
Entrance B
Lakewood, CO 80214 

 Agenda

 

 

 

Audio Recording:

Part One (of one)

 

 Agenda

 

 Minutes

 

Audio Recording:

 Part One (of one)

 

 Additional meetings may be scheduled if necessary.

 

 

Labeling, Packaging, Product Safety, and Marketing Working Group

 

The Labeling, Packaging, Product Safety and Marketing Working Group will discuss the 1,000 and 1,100 series of the proposed rules.  Topics will include, but are not limited to: labeling for retail mariuana and retail marijuana products; poison prevention packaging; advertising; certification of laboratories; and testing standards for retail marijuana and retail marijuana products.  

 

Members:

 

  • Chair:  Jordan Wellington (Marijuana Enforcement Division, Dept. of Revenue)

  • Cally King (Governor's Office)

  • Dan Angline (Anglin Public Affairs representing EdiPure and Green Cross Colorado)

  • Brian Swanton (Medical Marijuana Industry Owner)

  • Andy LaFrate (Medical Marijuana Industry Owner)

  • Sandra Solin (Capitol Solutions representing Smart Colorado)

  • Jeff Groff (Dept. of Public Health and Environment)

  • Christian Sederberg (Attorney)

  • Ernest Martinez (Denver Police Department)

  • Professor Charles Patti (Interim Dean and Professor of Marketing, Univ. of Denver)

  • Laura Borgelt (Assoc. Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Family Medical Dept., Univ. of Colorado)

  • Heather Despres (Laboratory Director of CannLabs)

  • Dr. Uwe Christian (Medical Director of the Bio Analytics Laboratories, Univ. of Colorado, School of Medicine)

  • Dr. Paula Riggs (Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Substance Dependence, Univ. of Colorado, School of Medicine)

 

 

July 23, 2013 Meeting
Division of Gaming Office
17301 W. Colfax Ave., Suite 135
Golden, CO  80401

August 1, 2013 Meeting
Marijuana Enforcement Divsion
455 Sherman Street, Suite 390
Denver, CO 80203

Agenda

 

Minutes

 

Audio Recording

Part One (of one)

 

 Agenda  

 

 Minutes

 

Audio Recording

 Part One (of one)

 

August 6, 2013 Meeting
Marijuana Enforcement Divsion
455 Sherman Street, Suite 390
Denver, CO 80203

 

Agenda

 

Minutes

 

Audio Recording

 Part One

 Part Two

 

 

 Additional meetings may be scheduled if necessary.