o All Interested Parties:


The Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) is facilitating four stakeholder work groups to discuss, deliberate, and provide suggestions on draft rules for the Division’s 2017 rulemaking session. The work groups in no particular order are:


a) Legislation Implementation: HB17-1034; SB17-192; SB17-187
b) Labeling and Packaging
c) Legislation Implementation: HB16-1367 (meets twice)
d) General Catch-All: Other Rule Updates

Individuals interested in participating on a work group must send an email to: DOR_MEDRuleComments@state.co.us. In order to be considered for sitting on a work group panel, the interested individual’s email must contain the information listed below. Please note that work group requests must be made via email to DOR_MEDRuleComments@state.co.us. Requests and inquiries made via telephone or to other Division contacts may not be accepted.


1: Which of the four listed Work Groups would you like to participate in?
2: The name of the individual interested in participating and his or her contact information including email address and phone number.
3: The individual’s occupation, job title, and employer or organization.
4: A brief explanation of no more than 150 words detailing the individual’s qualifications for inclusion in the particular stakeholder working group. Please do not include attachments with your email.

The Division will consider all email applications that meet these requirements, and any additional relevant information when establishing the stakeholder work groups.


The deadline to email your request to participate on a work group is Monday, July 17, 2017 by 9:00 AM. Selections for the work groups and the public announcements will be made by Friday, July 21st. Please make sure you are available for the dates and times of the work groups on which you request to participate. The Division will choose a replacement in the event that a selected work group member is unable to attend the meeting. The schedule and location for each work group is included below:


Legislation Implementation: HB17-1034; SB17-192; SB17-187
Meeting Thursday, 8/31/17, 8:30 AM to Noon 


Labeling and Packaging

Meeting Thursday, 8/31/17, 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM


Legislation Implementation: HB17-1367
Meeting Thursday ,9/14/17, 8:30 AM to Noon (1 of 2 meetings)


Legislation Implementation: HB17-1367
Meeting Friday, 9/15/17, 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM  (2 of 2 meetings)
 

Other Rule Updates, Including, but not limited to, the following:
Testing/Sampling/Permitted and Prohibited Transfers/Transporters and Operators/SB16-040 updates, etc.
Meeting Tuesday, 9/19/17, 8:30 AM to Noon

 

All Meetings will be held at the Gaming Commission Room, 17301 W. Colfax Avenue, Golden, CO 80401. 

Please feel free to share this email with anyone whom you think would be interested in submitting an application to participate on one of the work groups.


The Division would like to let all work group applicants know that even if not selected to participate on a work group, interested parties can still 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 will also be able to submit written comments to the Division concerning all rules that are being considered.


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 5pm on Monday, October 16, 2017.

Regards,


Jim Burack,

Director, Marijuana Enforcement Division