Science & Policy Work Group

Co-Hosted by the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), the Science & Policy Work Group is made up of a diverse work group of scientists, academics, business, and policy representatives, public health officials, state and local representatives, and other stakeholders.

The purpose of the work group is to share information and collaborate on marijuana science and policy issues, including but not limited to testing requirements and methods, process validation, sampling protocols, research and development, and identifying best practices for all license types across the industry. The work group meets on a bimonthly basis or as often as needed.

Next Meeting:

Friday, February 4, 2022; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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For all MED events, please see MED's external calendar at the bottom of the MED homepage.

Current Work Group Leadership:

Co-Chairs: Kyle Lambert, MED and Heather Krug, CDPHE

Task Group Recommendations: Submissions Now Open!

With the restructure, we have opened submissions for task group recommendations and task group leader applications. Given the tight timeline, please submit your recommendations and applications as soon as possible to allow adequate time for review.

Guidance for Task Group recommendations - DUE December 31, 2021:

  • Recommendations should be specific topics (e.g. re-evaluate/expand pesticide panel) rather than broad categories (e.g. testing). 

  • If you are interested in leading the Task Group you suggest, please include your statement of interest and resume with your recommendation. 

  • Please send any Task Group recommendations to the Work Group Chairs, Heather at and Kyle at

Guidance for task group leader applications - DUE January 31, 2022

  • If you are interested in leading a proposed task group that you did not suggest, please send your statement of interest and resume to the Work Group Chairs, Heather and Kyle

Work Group Guidance Documents

Previous Meeting Information:

January 7, 2022 Video Recording

November 18, 2021 Video Recording, No Passcode Required

September 3, 2021 Video Recording, No Passcode Required

August 6, 2021 Video Recording, Passcode: 3s4CG7+K

July 2, 2021 Video Recording, Passcode: Xr4vnZz*

June 4, 2021 Video Recording, Passcode: KW0x=AeH

May 7th 2021 Video Recording, Passcode: 2avb?.6e

April 2, 2021 Video Recording, Passcode: %8Lx.R7L

March 5, 2021 Video Recording, Passcode 4VZu^48w January 8, 2021 Video Recording,  Passcode: @S%7.0rY December 4, 2020 Video Recording

November 6, 2020 Video Recording

Interested in Participating?

NEW: We are requiring all new and existing participants to fill out the new Google Form* to participate in the Work Group, gain or maintain access to the Google Drive and receive Work Group-related emails. You will also be required to agree to the included Code of Conduct form. If you do not complete this form, you will be removed from the Work Group distribution list and will no longer receive Science & Policy Work Group emails.

 Please be ready to provide:

  • Name
  • Contact Information (including email address* and phone number)
  • Occupation, job title, employer, and/or organization or represented group 

*In order to join the Google Group, you MUST have a Gmail address.

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