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MED Compliance Tips – Straight from the Horse’s Mouth!

A few months ago, our team stumbled upon a little known section of the MED website: Compliance Tips.  The MED website can be a bit difficult to navigate, but if you visit the “Licensees” page, you’ll notice three Compliance Tips about two thirds of the way down the page.  After chatting with some of our [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|Government Updates|1 Comment

Colorado Permitted Economic Interest (PEI) – FAQs

Since the beginning of 2016, the MED has required companies to submit a Permitted Economic Interest Application (PEI) for all individuals that contribute funds or services to a licensed marijuana business if the contribution can be converted to ownership at some point in the future. Examples of these include unsecured convertible debt instruments, option agreements, [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Blog, Government Updates|0 Comments

New MJ Potency Labeling Requirements

Since the inception of the most recent round of MED rule revisions, we’ve written on a number of changes including performance based compensation, the 48 hour rule, signage requirements, and residual solvent cutoff levels.  All of these new rules took effect January 1 so if you haven’t had a chance to review these posts, be [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|Government Updates|0 Comments

Performance Based Compensation for Marijuana Businesses

In the last few weeks, we’ve written about some of the MED rule changes that take effect January 1, 2017.  These topics have included residual solvent cut off levels, 48 hour rule, and new signage requirements for concentrates.  Today we’ll cover the new language regarding employee performance compensation. In most industries, it is common to [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Government Updates|3 Comments

What Happened to the 48 Hour Rule?!

Now that Medical Marijuana potency testing is live for harvest batches harvested on or after November 1, 2016 (microbials testing soon to follow), the Marijuana Enforcement Division has made adjustments to the Medical Marijuana Code to allow for the additional time needed to package and label Medical Marijuana once it has been tested. Under the [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|Government Updates|3 Comments

Residual Solvents – New Acceptable Limits

As many of you may be aware, the MED recently published its revised rules.  There are a wide range of changes, from ownership rules to packaging and labeling requirements.  Over the course of the next few weeks, we will cover a number of these critical changes to keep our readers up to speed. First, we [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|Government Updates, Testing|2 Comments

MED Packaging Clarification

On October 19, the MED issued an important bulletin clarifying some ambiguity in the packaging and labeling rules that took effect October 1.  As many of our readers are aware, several new measures were implemented October 1, most notably the requirement for a new Universal Symbol which must be stamped on edible products.  Beginning October [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Government Updates|0 Comments

Medical Flower Testing to Go Live

As we reported at the end of June, medical testing rules that were supposed to take effect July 1 were delayed.  At the end of last week, the MED issued a bulletin updating the industry, and it seems certain components of medical testing will finally go live.  Specifically, medical flower potency testing rules detailed in [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|Government Updates, Testing|0 Comments

Preview of New Colorado Marijuana Compliance Rules

As many of our readers are aware, rulemaking has been ongoing in Colorado for the last several weeks.  While the final rules are not yet available, we want to preview some of the changes that might soon become official that effect marijuana compliance.  Again, these are not yet official changes, but there are some exciting [...]

By | October 3rd, 2016|Blog, Government Updates|0 Comments

New One Ounce Equivalency Rules

October 1 means big changes for the cannabis industry in Colorado.  We’ve already written about changes surrounding edibles.  Industry participants also need to be aware of changes in retail sales limits. Per industry bulletin 15-12, Rule R 402 (C) 1.5 becomes effective October 1, 2016.  This rule states: "Sales Transaction to a Colorado Resident. This [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|Blog, Government Updates|0 Comments