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 Colorado 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.
|Currently Effective Rules|
Emergency Adopted Rules, Effective July 1, 2023
Certified Copy of Permanent MED Regulated Marijuana Rules, Effective December 1, 2022
Recent Previous Years:
- 2022 Rulemaking Information
- 2021 Rulemaking Information
- 2020 Rulemaking Information
- 2019 Rulemaking Information
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
- For Packaging/Labeling for all types of Medical and Retail Marijuana
- For Edible Medical Marijuana-Infused Product and Retail Marijuana Product
Federal Regulations referenced in Rules 1-115 (Definitions), and the 3-1000 Series (Labeling, Packaging and Product Safety):
- 16 C.F.R. 1700.15 (1995):https://www.govinfo.g
ov/content/pkg/CFR-2018-title1 6-vol2/pdf/CFR-2018-title16-vo l2-sec1700-15.pdf
- 16 C.F.R. 1700.20 (1995):https://www.govinfo.go
v/content/pkg/CFR-2018-title16 -vol2/pdf/CFR-2018-title16-vol 2-sec1700-20.pdf
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. Official Rules are available on the Colorado Secretary of State's Code of Regulations available on their Administrative Rules of State Agencies webpage.