MED 2021 Rulemaking Information

The Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division is facilitating the following stakeholder work groups to collaborate on proposed rule updates for the Division’s 2021 summer permanent rulemaking session:


Work Group Meeting Schedule Date/Time

Legislation Implementation: 
HB21-1301 / HB21-1216 / HB21-1317 / HB21-1178
Work Group Announcement

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Subcommittee Work Group Meeting
HB21-1301,Contingency Plans

Monday, August 9, 2021

Subcommittee Work Group Meeting
HB21-1317Educational Resource & Promoting Consumer Health

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Subcommittee Work Group Meeting
HB21-1317Significant Physical or Geographic Hardship

Monday, August 16, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Work Group Meeting
Legislation Implementation
HB21-1301 / HB21-1216 / HB21-1317 / HB21-1178

Video Recording:

Meeting Materials:

Friday, August 20, 2021
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Work Group Meeting
Science & Policy

Video Recording:

Meeting Materials:


Friday, September 3, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Work Group Meeting
Catch-All & Other Legislation Implementation


Wednesday, September 15, 2021
12 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For additional information on legislation the Division is responsible for implementing, please see the Division’s 2021 Cannabis Legislation Summary.

































How to Participate:

Submit your request to be assigned to a work group: 

Stakeholders selected to serve on a rulemaking work group are expected to attend assigned meetings, engage in work group discussions, and collaborate with others to develop rule proposals, conduct research, and present relevant information. 

Interested parties can submit their request to serve on a work group by completing this Google Form

Before you submit your request, please confirm your availability on the above dates prior to applying to serve on a work group. 

When identifying parties to serve on rulemaking work groups, the Division’s goal is to ensure work groups represent a diversity of perspectives and subject matter expertise and/or experience or knowledge relevant to the subjects under consideration. And while selected work group members will be assigned to serve as the primary participants in scheduled work group meetings, each meeting will provide opportunities for public comment by all interested parties in attendance. 

Attend meetings and participate during the public comment period: 

All members of the public can attend work group meetings, may provide oral comment during the public comment period for each meeting, and may submit written comments on proposed rules. Whether or not you apply to serve on a work group, your feedback will be used to inform work group agenda items, discussions, questions, and the Division’s proposals.

Next Steps:

Unless otherwise announced, all work group meetings will be held remotely and links to access each work group will be posted in advance on this webpage

Work group meetings are open to the public and all interested parties can take an active role in the process by attending and participating in work group meetings and by submitting written comments on proposed rules. 

For work groups with assigned members, the Division will notify assigned members via email on or before July 30, 2021. A list of assigned members and agenda for each work group will also be published on this webpage prior to each public meeting. The Division may also identify needs to substitute or add members to established work groups. 

The Division may choose to facilitate a work group meeting without assigned members. In such a case, work group participation will be open to all attendees. These details and any updates will be published on this webpage. 

Additionally, we recognize that HB21-1301 outlines two additional workgroups, one focused on cross-pollination and another focused on tax and wholesale cultivation. These two work groups require coordination with the Department of Agriculture and the Taxation Division, and additional information is forthcoming. The Division will provide updates on these work groups via the MED Stakeholder listserv (link to subscribe below).

For questions about the Division's rulemaking process, you may contact Danielle Henry, at danielle.henry@state.co.us.  We encourage interested parties to subscribe to receive updates about the Division's rulemaking process. 


Earlier 2021 Rulemaking Proceedings:

The State Licensing Authority adopted emergency rules with an effective date of July 1, 2021

Meeting/Hearing Schedule Date

Work Group Meeting #1 - Fee Restore

MED Rulemaking Stakeholder Meeting 1 Video Recording

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Friday, May 21, 2021

Work Group Meeting #2 - Fee Restore

MED Rulemaking Stakeholder Meeting 2 - Video Recording

Friday, May 28, 2021

Rulemaking Hearing - Fee Restore

Fee Restore Rulemaking Hearing Recording

Friday, June 4, 2021


The State Licensing Authority adopted the proposed rules with an effective date of May 1, 2021

Work Group Date

MED Winter Rulemaking Work Group Meeting

Zoom Meeting Details
Link to Join Meeting: MED Winter Rulemaking Work Group Meeting
Meeting ID: 896 3052 8550
Passcode: MEDWG21
Call-in Option: +1 253 215 8782
Meeting ID: 896 3052 8550
Passcode: 8804547
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kK2F12Pbz

bruary 12, 2021
Please visit the Science & Policy Work Group webpage for recordings of recent meetings where rulemaking topics were discussed.