SB22-205 Task Force

As directed by SB 22-205 Intoxicating Hemp And Tetrahydrocannabinol Products, the Colorado Department of Revenue’s State Licensing Authority (DOR SLA), in coordination with the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is convening the SB 22-205 Task Force to collaborate on a report to the General Assembly concerning intoxicating hemp products, legislative and rulemaking recommendations, and the analysis of the effectiveness of each recommendation for the regulation of intoxicating hemp products.

Specifically, SB 22-205 requires the task force to study intoxicating hemp products and make legislative and rule recommendations.

Discussion Subjects: 

  • Legislative recommendations concerning the regulation of Industrial Hemp and an analysis of the effectiveness of each recommendation
  • Rule recommendations concerning the regulation of intoxicating hemp products

Report:

  • The work group is required to submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly on or before January 1, 2023

How to Participate:

  1. FINAL Task Force Announcement with final members - 7/12/22
    1. Original Task Force Announcement - 6/27/22
    2. Amendment to the original announcement - 6/29/22
  2. Attend meetings and participate during the public comment period: All members of the public can attend Task Force meetings, may provide oral comment during the public comment period for each meeting, and may submit written comments on matters discussed and content developed by Task Force members.
  3. Zoom information is the same for each meeting (unless otherwise indicated) and is included at the bottom of the table below.

Next Steps:

A list of assigned Task Force members and an agenda for each meeting will be published on the DOR’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED)’s website prior to each scheduled meeting, as well as available through the CDA and CDPHE websites. Further, Task Force meetings are open to the public and all interested parties can take an active role in the process by attending Task Force meetings and by submitting written comments on Task Force discussion items. 

For questions about this work group, you may contact Danielle Henry at danielle.henry@state.co.us. Interested parties may subscribe to receive updates from the MED. 

Meeting Dates

Date/Time

December Meeting*

  • In-person option: 1707 Cole Blvd. Suite 300, Lakewood CO, 80401
    (when you enter the building lobby turn left for the 1707 stairs and elevator)
  • Zoom access information at the bottom of this table.
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 
1 - 5 p.m.

Interim Meeting

December 2, 2022

Interim Meeting

November 30, 2022

Interim Meeting

November 21, 2022 

Interim Meeting

November 10, 2022 

Interim Meeting

November 9, 2022 

Interim Meeting

November 3, 2022 

November Meeting*

November 2, 2022 

Interim Meeting

October 26, 2022 

October Meeting*

October 12, 2022 

Interim Meeting

October 10, 2022

Interim Meeting

September 29, 2022

Interim Meeting: Intoxication

September 19, 2022

Interim Meeting: Drafting Committee 

September 14, 2022

September Meeting*

September 7, 2022

Interim Meeting: Drafting Committee 

August 24, 2022

Interim Meeting: Synthetic & Semi-Synthetic Cannabinoids Discussion*

  • Meeting Recording

  • Task Force members will discuss and either solidify consensus or counter-arguments regarding the following questions:

    1) Whether synthetic cannabinoids should be permitted in Colorado;
    2) Whether semi-synthetic cannabinoids should be permitted in Colorado;
    3) How are these products defined or categorized;
    4) Which agency should be responsible for regulation and enforcement; and
    5) If there are any other considerations (such as additional regulations and standards for compliance).

  • Interim Meeting Schedule Notice (8/16/22)
August 23, 2022

Interim Meeting: Draft Report Outline Discussion*

  • Meeting Recording
  • Discussion Topic: Task Force members will discuss and begin developing the outline for the Task Force report and will identify any topics that require additional research to inform Task Force recommendations.
  • Interim Meeting Schedule Notice (8/16/22)
August 19, 2022

August Meeting 2*

August 3, 2022

July Meeting*

July 13, 2022

*All meetings are virtual. Here is the Zoom information for all meetings UNLESS OTHERWISE LISTED ABOVE:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87531379903
Meeting ID: 875 3137 9903

+1 669 900 6833 US 
Meeting ID: 875 3137 9903

Meeting Materials:

How to Participate:

  1. FINAL Task Force Announcement with final members - 7/12/22
    1. Original Task Force Announcement - 6/27/22
    2. Amendment to the original announcement - 6/29/22
  2. Attend meetings and participate during the public comment period: All members of the public can attend Task Force meetings, may provide oral comment during the public comment period for each meeting, and may submit written comments on matters discussed and content developed by Task Force members.

Background:

The CDA, CDPHE, and DOR will consult on the appointment of Task Force members, as directed in SB 22-205. 

A list of assigned Task Force members and an agenda for each meeting will be published on the DOR’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED)’s website prior to each scheduled meeting, as well as available through the CDA and CDPHE websites. Further, Task Force meetings are open to the public and all interested parties can take an active role in the process by attending Task Force meetings and by submitting written comments on Task Force discussion items.