When the legislature passes laws, state agencies adopt administrative rules and regulations to interpret and enforce those laws. Executive departments and agencies of Colorado adopt, amend, and repeal regulations under the authority granted to them by the state legislature. The State Administrative Procedure Act governs this general rulemaking process. Administrative rules carry the weight of law, and noncompliance can result in citations, fines, or other consequences (such as losing a license). You may wish to talk to an attorney or other legal counsel to determine your obligations and risk.
Current Rules- Effective Until December 31, 2019
- Combined Medical and Retail Emergency Rules (100 and 200 Series Only), Effective November 1, 2019
- Permanent Medical Marijuana Rules, Effective January 1, 2019
- Permanent Retail Marijuana Rules, Effective January 1, 2019
Universal Symbol Examples:
- For Packaging/Labeling for all types of Medical and Retail Marijuana
- For Edible Medical Marijuana-Infused Product and Retail Marijuana Product
These copies of the rules are provided as a convenience to the public by the Colorado Department of Revenue and do not constitute an official publication. The official version of these rules is published by the Office of the Secretary of State in the Colorado Code of Regulations and may be obtained from the Colorado Secretary of State's website.
Federal Regulations referenced in Rules M 103 and R 103:
- 16 C.F.R. 1700.15 (1995): https://www.govinfo.g
ov/content/pkg/CFR-2018-title1 6-vol2/pdf/CFR-2018-title16-vo l2-sec1700-15.pdf
- 16 C.F.R. 1700.20 (1995): https://www.govinfo.go
v/content/pkg/CFR-2018-title16-title16-vol -vol2/pdf/CFR-2018 2-sec1700-20.pdf
Visit our MED 2019 Rulemaking webpage for information regarding our current rulemaking process.
Visit the DOR Rulemaking webpage for additional information on the Rulemaking Process.
Visit the Colorado Secretary of State's Website to see the complete history of the Marijuana Enforcement Divisions Rules