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.

PLEASE NOTE that an official version of the Complete Medical and Retail Marijuana Rules is not currently available - licensees are expected to comply with any newly adopted rules that are effective January 1, 2018.  If a new rule was not adopted during the recent rulemaking process the rule contained in the "Permanent" rules effective April 4, 2017, is still in effect.  The official version of the Complete (amalgamated)  Medical and Retail Marijuana Rules will be published on this web page once it is available from the Secretary of State's Office. 

Medical and Retail Marijuana Single Universal Symbol Examples:

1 CCR 212-1 Medical Marijuana Rules:

Emergency Medical Marijuana Rules, effective October 15, 2018

Permanent Medical Marijuana Ruleseffective February 21, 2018

1 CCR 212-2 Retail Marijuana Rules:

Emergency Retail Marijuana Rules, effective October 15, 2018

Permanent Retail Marijuana Rules, effective February 21, 2018

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.


For Information on current Rulemaking visit our 2018 Rulemaking Page

Visit our MED Rulemaking Page for information on our rulemaking process.