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Listening Session Schedule

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Natural Medicine Division Listening Sessions Schedule

The following outlines a schedule of public listening sessions the Department of Revenue (DOR) Natural Medicine Division (Division) will be facilitating throughout September.

All Listening Sessions will be open to the public and recorded.

The Division is requesting interested parties who have information to share on these topics and may be interested in presenting at a Listening Session to please reach out to Allison Robinette (



Anyone interested in attending the Listening Sessions can access the meetings at the following Zoom information:

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Meeting ID: 854 0245 2433



Meetings and Recordings


Meeting Date Date / Time
Cultivation and Manufacturing Practices October 3, 2023
10:00 a.m
Town Hall Meeting
Council Chambers
949 E. 2nd Avenue
Durango, CO 81301


October 4, 2023
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Previous Listening Sessions
Laboratory Testing Program Meeting #1
September 27, 2023

Public Education Campaign Meeting #1
September 22, 2023

First & Multi-Responder Training Meeting #1
September 12, 2023

SB 23-290 Overview and Introduction to Natural Medicine
September 5, 2023

Full Listening Session Schedule


Agendas and any discussion materials will be posted on the Division website at least 5 days before the meeting.

Session Listening Session Focus Date / Time Discussion Topic / Questions
1 SB 23-290 Overview and Introduction to Natural Medicine Tuesday, September 5

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Introduction to Natural Medicine Division
  • DOR presentation of SB 23-290 and statutory responsibilities assigned to the Division
  • Listening Session Overview & Schedule
2 First & Multi-Responder Training Meeting #1 Tuesday, September 12

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Overview of statutory requirements
  • What trainings are available?
  • What are the perceived gaps in any trainings?
  • What format of trainings or resources should the Division focus on? (For example, written materials, webinars, or in-person interactive training resources / guides)
3 Public Education Campaign Meeting #1 Friday, September 22

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Overview of statutory requirements
  • Preview of target audiences - Do we have the appropriate and encompassing scope of target audiences for public education campaigns?
  • Which audiences should be prioritized for public education campaign development and launch?
  • What types of resources are most effective in public education campaigns?
4 Testing Program Meeting #1

Wednesday, September 27

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

  • Overview of CO's cannabis testing program and Oregon's current psilocybin testing program
  • What testing categories are most critical for natural medicine?
  • At what points should testing occur? (e.g. prior to any transfer to a Facilitator or Healing Center)
  • Who should be responsible for submitting samples for testing? (e.g. the facilitator, cultivation, manufacturer, healing center)
5 Cultivation & Manufacturing Practices Meeting #1

Tuesday, October 3

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

  • What traditional or historical cultivation practices can serve as a foundation for regulatory guardrails or requirements?
  • What types of products should be permitted (or prohibited) within the regulated space?
  • What are the emerging product types and
    should those emerging products be subject to more stringent or additional
    requirements in order to be utilized in an
    administration session?


Additional Information:

  • Anyone interested in attending the Listening Sessions can access the meetings at the following Zoom information:

  • If the Division is able to secure space at the Department of Revenue for an in-person attendance option, we will include that information on the session agenda and Division website.

  • The Division continues to coordinate closely with the Natural Medicine Advisory Board (NMAB) and our partners at the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) to ensure these Listening Sessions work in tandem with the NMAB’s work and avoid duplication.

  • The Division will announce future meetings in October and November as we navigate these initial conversations.