MED Rules

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.

MED Regulated Marijuana RulesEffective January 1, 2020

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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:


The above links are provided as a courtesy to assist Medical and Retail Marijuana Business Licensees in complying with the Child-Resistant requirements set forth in the Medical Marijuana Rules, 1 CCR 212-1, and/or Retail Medical Marijuana Rules, 1 CCR 212-2. These links are provided only as a courtesy, and therefore neither these documents nor the information contained therein shall be represented, relied upon, or referenced, in any manner, as an official legal source.


MED 2020 Current Rulemaking Information

MED 2019 Rulemaking Information (Archived)

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