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Rulemaking

Natural Medicine rulemaking

The final rulemaking hearing is on July 25. 

The Natural Medicine Division of the Department of Revenue has hosted several public rulemaking meetings between March and July 2024. The final rulemaking meeting will be on July 25.

Slides and a recording of each meeting can be found under Meeting Recordings below. Draft rules are updated between meetings. Access the draft rules discussed at each of the following public meetings:

March 20: Licensing & Application requirements and procedures
April 10: General requirements
May 1: Healing Center requirements
May 31: Advertising, Packaging & Labeling, Revised rules previously presented
June 12: Cultivation and Manufacturing rules
July 1: Testing and testing facilities
July 9: Cultivation, Manufacturing, Test, Inventory Tracking
July 18: FINAL DRAFT PROPOSED NATURAL MEDICINE DIVISION RULES

Written Comments: The division encourages stakeholders to send in written comments via the written comment form. We will accept written comments until 5 p.m. on July 25. We have created a monthly written comment report containing the comments we've received.


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Permanent Rulemaking meeting 

Thursday, July 25
9 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.

Hybrid: In person and Zoom options

 

 

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How to participate

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.

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

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.

Meeting recordings

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2024 Rulemaking meetings & topics

Meeting #1
March 20, 2024
Licensing & Application Requirements & Procedures

Agenda
Draft rules
Slides
Recording

Meeting #2
April 10, 2024
General requirements

Agenda
Draft rules
Slides 
Recording

Meeting #3
May 1, 2024
Healing Center Requirements

Agenda
Draft rules
Slides
Recording

Meeting #4
May 31, 2024
Advertising, Packaging & Labeling, Recordkeeping Requirements

Agenda
Draft rules
Slides
Recording

Meeting #5
June 12, 2024
Cultivation rules (morning)
Manufacturing rules (afternoon)

Agenda
Draft Rules
Slides 
Recording (Cultivation)
Recording (Manufacturing)
 

Meeting #6
July 1, 2024
Testing requirements, Testing facilities

Agenda
Draft Rules
Slides
Recording
 

Meeting #7
July 9, 2024
Cultivation, Manufacturing, Testing,  Inventory Tracking (morning)
Enforcement, “Catch-All” (afternoon)

Agenda
Draft rules
Slides
Recording (morning)
Recording (afternoon)

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.