COLORADO

 

 

Please see the attached Public Health and Safety Advisory regarding MED Medical Marijuana Licensee Pikes Peak Cannabis Caregivers, LLC.HSA Pikes Peak Cannabis Caregivers for Life 402-00123 and 403-01328

 

 

And …

2017 MED Rulemaking

 Adopted Medical Marijuana Rules, Effective January 1, 2018
Adopted Retail Marijuana Rules, Effective January 1, 2018
Statement of Adoption, November 17, 2017

Permanent Rulemaking Notice:
On Monday, October 16, 2017, the Marijuana Enforcement Division held its permanent rulemaking hearing on proposed amendments to the medical and retail marijuana rules. At the hearing, the Division announced it has extended the deadline for written comment on proposed rules. Written comment on proposed rules will now be accepted until Monday, October 23, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

Proposed Medical Marijuana Rules for October 16th Permanent Rulemaking Hearing and Public Comment
Proposed Retail Marijuana Rules for October 16th Permanent Rulemaking Hearing and Public Comment

MED Rule Comment Form

Public Hearings:
The State Licensing Authority will hold formal, public hearings regarding the permanent rules for these topics (see Work Group titles below). Any member of the public may testify and all testimony will be considered part of the formal record. The date and location of the hearings will be reflected in the Permanent Rulemaking Notice. The expected date and location of the hearings is as follows:

Hearing Schedule:
Monday, October 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Gaming Commission Room
17301 W. Colfax Avenue,
Golden, CO 80401
Hearing Agenda

Pursuant to subsection 24-4-103(2), C.R.S., the Marijuana Enforcement Division (Division) is facilitating stakeholder work groups to discuss draft rules for the Division’s 2017 Rulemaking Session. 

  Work Group Title  Day  DateDuration  Venue
Legislation Implementation: HB17-1034; SB17-187; SB17-192 
Agenda
Initial Draft Redline Rules for Discussion – Rule R 231_V1

Initial Draft Redline Rules for Discussion – Rule R1507_V1
Initial Draft Redline Rules for Discussion – Rules M 206, 210 and 231_V1
Initial Draft Redline Rules for Discussion Rules M 601 – 603_V1
Initial Draft Redline Rules for Discussion Rules M 1701 and 1702_V1

HB17-1034
SB17-187
SB17-192

Work Group Announcement
Thursday8/31/178:30 AM to NoonGaming Commission Room, 17301 W. Colfax Avenue, Golden, CO 80401
Labeling and Packaging
Agenda
Initial Draft Redline Rules for Discussion – Series R1000.1_V1
Initial Draft Redline Rules for Discussion – Select Definitions-V1

Work Group Announcement
Thursday8/31/171:30 to 5:00 PMGaming Commission Room, 17301 W. Colfax Avenue, Golden, CO 80401
Legislation Implementation: HB17-1367
(1 of 2 meetings)
Agenda 

Initial Draft Redline Rules for Discussion 
HB17-1367

Work Group Announcement
Thursday9/14/178:30 AM to NoonGaming Commission Room, 17301 W. Colfax Avenue, Golden, CO 80401
Legislation Implementation: HB17-1367
(2 of 2 meetings)
Agenda

Initial Draft Redline Rules for Discussion 
HB17-1367
Work Group Announcement
Friday9/15/171:30 – 5:00 PMGaming Commission Room, 17301 W. Colfax Avenue, Golden, CO 80401
Other Rule Updates: Including, but not limited to, the following: Testing/Sampling/Permitted and Prohibited
Transfers/Transporters and Operators/SB16-040 updates, etc.
(1 of 2 meetings)

Agenda
Initial Draft Redline Rules for Discussion – M 100 – 600, M 900

Initial Draft Redline Rules for Discussion – M 1700
Initial Draft Redline Rules for Discussion – R 100-600, R 900

Initial Draft Redlines Rules for Discussion – R 1700
Work Group Announcement
SB16-040
Tuesday9/19/178:30 AM to NoonMarijuana Enforcement Division,
1707 Cole Blvd. Suite 300,
Lakewood, CO 80401
Other Rule Updates: Including, but not limited to, the following: Testing/Sampling/Permitted and Prohibited
Transfers/Transporters and Operators/SB16-040 updates, etc.
(2 of 2 meetings)

Agenda
Initial Draft Redline Rules for Discussion
Work Group Announcement
SB16-040
Friday9/22/20171:30 to
5:00 PM
Gaming Commission Room, 17301 W. Colfax Avenue, Golden, CO 80401

We appreciate the interest expressed by stakeholders who requested to participate on a work group panel. Interested parties are encouraged to take an active role in the rulemaking process by attending work group meetings and offering verbal comments during the public comment portion of the meetings. Interested parties may also submit written comments to the Division concerning all rules subject to the State Licensing Authority’s consideration.

The Division will file a permanent rulemaking notice with the Secretary of State on or before September 15, 2017.  Draft rules will be included in the notice, along with a form for interested individuals to submit written comments with suggestions on the draft rules.  Written comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 5 pm on Monday, October 16, 2017.

MED Rulemaking Comment Form

 

GEORGIA

Title: Georgia Lawmakers Passes Medical Cannabis Expansion

Author: MMJ Reporter

Date: 21 November 2017

URL: http://mmjreporter.com/georgia-lawmakers-passes-medical-cannabis-expansion-32298.html

Extract:  In March, Georgia House representatives approved a House Bill 65 that would extend the legal parameters for medical use of the cannabis. The bill, which was initiated by Allen Peake, R-Macon, the state representative, is among the major changes that will expand the list of illnesses and medical conditions that can be treated by medical marijuana in Georgia which include HIV/AIDS, Autism, Autoimmune disease, Cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Crohn’s disease, Peripheral neuropathy, and Tourette’s syndrome.

The law removes a one-year residency requirement. Furthermore, the bill will allow people from other states who possess registered cards to access low-THC cannabis oil products (contains not more than 5% THC). According to the current Georgia’s 2015 law, patients are only allowed to have up to 20 ounces of cannabis oil for treatment of serious illnesses including cancer, epilepsy, and Parkinson’s disease.

The new House bill comes two weeks after the state Senate passed the medical marijuana measure to add autism to the list of the eligible conditions and reduce the allowable maximum THC level in the cannabis oil to 3%, a directive that is not acceptable with most law advocates. Senators who are advocating the reduction of the maximum THC level in the oil argue that the move would enable the state to be in line with other states that have also limited the THC level of the cannabis oil.

INDIANA

Title: CBD oil is illegal in Indiana, says Attorney General Curtis Hill after months of confusion

Author: Indy Star

Date: 21 November 2017

URL: https://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/21/after-months-confusisattorney-general-curtis-hill-says-cbd-oil-illegal-indiana-after-months-confusio/884505001/

Extract:  After months of confusion over the legal status of cannabidiol oil, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill deemed it illegal in almost every circumstance. 

In April, conflicting views among state agencies on CBD oil laws emerged after Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill creating a registry for epileptic patients who want to ease their seizures by using CBD oil, a cannabis extract.

Hill on Tuesday said that is the only condition under which using CBD oil is legal in the state. However, it is unclear how those patients would obtain the oil since it would be illegal to sell it in the state, under Hill’s interpretation.

“Simply put, cannabidiol is a schedule 1 controlled substance because marijuana is a schedule 1 controlled substance,” Hill said in his written advisory opinion. “Although it is a relatively new phenomenon, after thoroughly tracking the language of the Indiana law defining ‘marijuana’ it is evident that cannabidiol is now and historically has been derived from ‘a part of the plant genus cannabis.'”

CBD oil is illegal in Indiana, state’s attorney general rules

 

KENTUCKY

Title:  Grimes Advocates For Legalizing Medical Marijuana In Kentucky

Author: WFPL

Date: 21 November 2017

URL: https://wfpl.org/grimes-advocates-for-legalizing-medical-marijuana/

Extract:  Kentucky secretary of state Alison Lundergan Grimes is encouraging lawmakers to pass a bill legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky.

Grimes hosted a panel of medical cannabis advocates to discuss the issue on Tuesday. She said legalizing the drug would help veterans, disabled people and those struggling with opioid addiction.

“My hope is that my voice can be leant to this chorus, to pass something where Kentucky isn’t passing over the least, the last and the lost among us,” Grimes said. “It’s time we make sure we can serve them. We can ease their pain and suffering.”

As secretary of state, Grimes doesn’t have the authority to file or vote on legislation.

She says Democratic Rep. John Sims of Flemingsberg will introduce a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the upcoming legislative session.

MAINE

Maine, Marijuana and Mass Confusion

NEVADA

Title: Nevada’s recreational marijuana sales top September forecast

Author: Las Vegas Review Jnl

Date: 20 November 2017

URL:  https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/pot-news/nevadas-recreational-marijuana-sales-top-september-forecast/?mc_cid=61a14857d4&mc_eid=178dec0b63

Extract: 

Nevada’s recreational marijuana continued its strong start through the third full month of sales, data released Monday by the Nevada Department of Taxation show.

The state’s licensed and regulated cannabis dispensaries sold approximately $27.7 million in recreational marijuana in September — more than $5 million over the state’s projected sales for the month.

That’s down from August’s sales numbers, which topped $33 million, and slightly up from July’s $27 million.

September’s sales equated to $2.77 million in taxes going to the state’s rainy day fund through the 10 percent excise tax.

 

VIRGINIA

 

Title:  Support in Virginia is growing for medical marijuana

Author: NC News Leader

Date: 21 November 2017

URL: http://www.newsleader.com/story/news/2017/11/21/support-virginia-growing-medical-marijuana/846880001/

Extract:  VIRGINIA – In January 2017, at the Virginia General Assembly, Republican state Sen. Jill Vogel submitted medical marijuana bill SB 1298 to the Senate and House.

The bill listed 12 conditions that would benefit from cannabidiol or THC-A oil treatment: cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, hepatitus C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, nail patella, cachexia or wasting syndrome, multiple sclerosis and complex regional pain syndrome.

“It had gained widespread support around Virginia, and it was critical to a lot of people suffering from serious illnesses,” said Vogel in a statement.

Vogel was prepared to make the difficult decision to amend the bill down to cancer and Crohn’s disease if that was what it was going to take to get the bill passed, but she wasn’t given the opportunity. When it went to the House Criminal Law Subcommittee two weeks later, the bill died in a tie.

Will we see another medical marijuana bill submitted to the Virginia General Assembly January 2018?