Colorado’s Marijuana Regulatory Landscape: Navigating the 2024 Rule Changes

By Genevieve Meehan

Jan 11, 2024

The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (“MED”) implemented new rules that became effective on January 8th, 2024. These important regulatory changes may impact your marijuana business, creating both new obstacles and opportunities. 

What’s new? 

Some of the important MED changes you should be aware of include: 

  • Guidelines for Online Ordering & Payment 
  • Expanded Approved Sources of Regulated Marijuana – Genetic Material 
  • Updated Reduced Testing Allowance Requirements – Certification Fee & Microbial HACCP Plans 

We’re here to help. 

Whether you are interested in setting up online payment processing, developing a model to source new genetic material, or need support understanding and implementing the updated testing regulations and requirements, the Vicente LLP Colorado Compliance Team is here to support you.  

The following Industry Bulletins published by MED provide context and guidance for these changes: 

You can find the redlines for the Final Adopted Permanent Rules here, and the Final Adopted Fee Rules here. Please note that these links provide access to updated rules effective January 8th, 2024, but they are not a comprehensive set of rules. See the MED Website for more information.  

Contact us to learn more about our Regulatory Compliance services! 

We are committed to helping your team ensure compliance with all regulatory state and local requirements. We closely monitored these rule changes throughout the 2023 Rulemaking process and are ready to support you with on-site implementation of procedures and systems to meet these new standards.  

Click here to learn more about the Regulatory Compliance services we offer or reach out to Genevieve Meehan to schedule a consultation with our team today!  

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