Alert: Emergency Rule Adoption to Implement SB 23-199 and HB 23-1279

 

Yesterday, the State Licensing Authority adopted on an emergency basis rules to implement Senate Bill 23-199 and House Bill 23-1279. 

The purpose of the emergency rule adoption is to amend: 1) Rules 2-220 and 2-225, which currently prohibit the State Licensing Authority from renewing a license if the licensee has failed to obtain Local Licensing Authority or Local Jurisdiction approval within one year of the initial issuance of the state-regulated marijuana business license; and 2) Rules 6-105, 6-110, 6-1105, & 6-1110 to allow for online payment processing of Retail Marijuana.

On June 5, 2023, Governor Polis signed SB 23-199 Marijuana License Applications and Renewals, which allows the State Licensing Authority to renew a license if the licensee has failed to obtain Local Licensing Authority or Local Jurisdiction approval within one year of the initial issuance of the state-regulated marijuana business license.

On June 1, 2023, Governor Polis signed HB 23-1279 Allow Retail Marijuana Online Sales, which allows for online payment processing by a retail marijuana store license.

For additional information about these bills and other cannabis legislation that were adopted in the 2023 legislative session the Division published a summary that is available on the MED Rulemaking Webpage.

Rulemaking Work Group Members Announced

The Division previously announced its annual permanent rulemaking process where the emergency rules will be further considered for adoption on a permanent basis, in addition to rules touching many aspects of Division operations. 

The Division extends its appreciation to all stakeholders who applied to contribute their time and subject matter expertise to the Department of Revenue’s rulemaking process. The Division received over 100 applications and values these community members bringing their unique perspectives and experiences to the rulemaking process. For the full Work Group Announcement and more information about the annual permanent rulemaking process, please visit the MED Rulemaking Webpage.

Sincerely,

The Marijuana Enforcement Division

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