MED 2021 Rulemaking Information

Looking for information on the HB21-1301 Work Groups (Cross-Pollination and Tax & Cultivation Wholesale)? Please visit the new 1301 Work Group page.

The Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division's Permanent Rulemaking Hearing HAS NOW CONCLUDED. MED accepted submissions of written comments until 5 p.m. on Monday, November 1, 2021. The recording from the Permanent Rulemaking Hearing is available below, as are other important documents and details:

Work Group Meeting ScheduleDate/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
HB21-1317, Educational Resource & Promoting Consumer Health

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

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

Monday, August 16, 2021
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.

Rulemaking Hearing


Monday, November 1, 2021
9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

HB21-1216 Work Group: Feasibility Report on Changing Regulated Marijuana's Designation From Medical To Retail

Friday, December 3, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
HB21-1301 Work Group: Tax & Cultivation Wholesale Meeting information can now be found on the 1301 Work Group webpage. 
HB21-1301 Work Group: Cross Pollination Meeting information can now be found on the 1301 Work Group webpage. 

Rulemaking Timeline. 

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021: MED sends final proposed draft rules to stakeholders and posts on the MED website. 
  • Monday, November 1, 2021: Public Hearing and deadline for written comments from all stakeholders (you do NOT have to be on a work group to submit comments). The MED will present final proposed rules and hear final stakeholder comments to inform any adjustments to draft rules prior to sending them to the State Licensing Authority for final consideration.
  • On or before Wednesday, November 10, 2021: Permanent rules are adopted and announced. Note the effective date of rules will be based on statutory requirements, the earliest of which is January 1, 2022.
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 ScheduleDate

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 GroupDate

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

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