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Rulemaking

Natural Medicine rulemaking

The Natural Medicine Division of the Department of Revenue kicked off its public rulemaking meetings on March 20, 2024, discussing definitions, application procedures, licensing, and financial interests, among other topics. The agency will host several rulemaking meetings between March and July 2024. 

The division will post and distribute the agenda for each meeting, including more specific information about what topics will be covered at each work group meeting, at least five days prior to the meeting.

Next rulemaking meeting

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 
9 a.m. to noon
Topic: Healing Center requirements
In person and virtual options

  • Zoom and location information below
  • Agenda (coming soon)
  • Draft rules
     

 

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How to participate

  1. Attend meetings and participate in the discussion:

    All members of the public can attend rulemaking meetings and participate in the discussion by signing up to provide comments. These structured work group meetings will be focused on the announced topic(s) and will include time limitations on comments to ensure everyone who signs up to provide comment has an opportunity to do so. Feedback gained during the rulemaking work groups will be used to inform future meeting agenda items, discussions, questions, and the development of the Division’s proposed rules. All meetings listed below will be accessible virtually using the Zoom information below. You may access all rulemaking materials in the Natural Medicine Division - Public Resources Folder.

            Virtual Meeting Option:
            Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83797047107 
            Call in option: (719) 359-4580
            Meeting ID: 837 9704 7107

    Select meetings may also include an opportunity to join the rulemaking work groups in-person. The Division's Rulemaking page will identify which meetings will have an in-person option. Unless otherwise noticed on the Division’s rulemaking webpage, in-person work group meetings will be held at the Department of Revenue’s offices:

            In-Person Option (Select meetings only):
            1707 Cole Blvd., Ste. 300 
            Red Rocks Conference Room
            Lakewood, CO 80401

  2. Submit written comments:
    Interested stakeholders are also encouraged to submit comments on the draft rules using the Division’s written comment form. All comments submitted through this form are logged and reviewed throughout the rulemaking process to inform future meeting agenda items, discussions, questions, and the Division’s proposed rules.

Meetings and Recordings

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Meeting TopicDate / Time

Meeting #3
Healing Center Requirements

May 1, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Hybrid In-Person & Virtual

Meeting #4
Advertising, Packaging & Labeling, Recordkeeping Requirements

May 22, 2024
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hybrid In-Person & Virtual

Meeting #5
Cultivation & Manufacturing Requirements

June 12, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Virtual Only

Meeting #6
Testing Requirements & Testing Facilities

June 25, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Virtual Only

Meeting #7 
Fees, Enforcement, Discipline

July 1, 2024
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hybrid In-Person & Virtual

Meeting #8 
“Catch-All”

July 9, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Virtual Only

*Please note: The Division may announce additional work group meetings before, between, or following the meetings listed above, which may include designating selected work group members.

Additional Information

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Next Steps:

NOTICE OF RULEMAKING HEARING

The Division is preparing initial draft rules for review and input at the work group meetings listed above. All agendas, draft rules, and any other materials will be posted on the Division’s website at least five (5) days prior to the stakeholder meeting. Additionally, links for each meeting will be posted in advance on the Division’s Rulemaking webpage.

All rulemaking meetings are open to the public and all interested parties can take an active role in this process by attending and participating in the discussion, whether during the public comment period at each meeting or by submitting written comments. Rulemaking meetings will be recorded and posted on the Division’s website by the end of the following business day.

For questions about the Division’s rulemaking process, you may contact Allison Robinette at allison.robinette@state.co.us. Anyone who is interested in participating in Colorado’s first Natural Medicine rulemaking process is encouraged to visit this page and sign up to receive updates about the Division's progress and work.

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 Rulemaking Meetings work in tandem with the NMAB’s work and avoid duplication.