Colorado Marijuana Packaging & Labeling Rules: What’s Coming?

Flowchart of new packaging and labeling rule.

Flowchart of new packaging and labeling rule.

As a Colorado cannabis industry regulatory trainer and compliance consultant, I hear a lot of complaints.  Topping the list are that Colorado's marijuana regulations are ever-changing and overly complex.  As written, many rules appear to be subject to interpretation, and the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) is slow to respond to an ever increasing number of industry inquiries.

Well, I take a different view.  I believe that the MED has been outstanding in keeping up with industry growth and innovation.  Who could have predicted with the initial passage of Colorado's cannabis legislation, the staggering expansion of the industry, let alone the constant flood of new products and production processes available today?  What's more is that few should complain.  If the Federal Government had their way, there would be no marijuana industry.

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M403 Proposed Rule Change

M403 Proposed Rule ChangeMedical Marijuana Sales General Limitations – M403 Proposed Rule Change.

Cannabis Regulatory Solutions wants to affirm that the MED has proposed (1) broadening the definition of “Medical Marijuana” to specifically include Medical Marijuana Concentrate (see definitions) and (2) removing the confusing statement about “medical marijuana equivalents” contained within the existing Rule M403.

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MED Orders Special Testing

Special Microbial Contaminant Testing - Yeast and Mold

The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) has ordered a special microbial contaminant testing alert.  The alert affects all Retail Marijuana Cultivation (RMC) Licensees, and Retail Marijuana Manufacturing Facilities (RMPMF).  The alert was posted through a January 30, 2017 industry bulletin.   This action is being taken due to new data regarding the effectiveness of 3M Total Yeast and Mold Petrifilms in Marijuana.   To see the complete bulletin, click on the hyperlink at the end of this article.

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Marijuana Packaging & Labeling

Marijuana Packaging & Labeling

3d Qr Packaging Label

Cannabis Regulatory Solutions is pleased to announce the offering of a new Marijuana Packaging & Labeling training program.  The program is designed to provide Colorado’s marijuana businesses with the regulatory knowledge to comply with changing marijuana packaging and labeling requirements.    The mandatory compliance of these regulations occurs on October 1, 2016.  So, now is the opportune time for the industry to learn, and to prepare for, the changes that are on the horizon.

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How To Land Marijuana Industry Jobs

Finding Employment In The Marijuana IndustryMarijuana Industry Jobs are in high demand.  According to the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED), as of June 1, 2016 there were 2,691 licensed marijuana businesses in Colorado representing approximately 18,000 jobs.  The first quarter sales of marijuana in Colorado alone exceeded $270 million.  That’s a lot of job opportunities in this new and booming industry.  Could one of them be right for you?

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