On February 21, 2018, the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) announced emergency rule updates to Sampling Procedures for Marijuana Concentrates listed in M 1504 and R 1504. The sampling guidelines are now:

Production Batch Size Sampling Size Test Batch Size
≤ 1 pound 8 separate 0.25 gram Samples 2 grams
1.01 – 2 pounds 12 separate 0.25 gram Samples 3 grams
2.01 – 3 pounds 15 separate 0.25 gram Samples 3.75 grams
3.01 – 4 pounds 18 separate 0.25 gram Samples 4.5 grams
4.01 – 10 pounds 23 separate 0.25 gram Samples 5.75 grams
> 10 pounds 29 separate 0.25 gram Samples 7.25 grams

NOTE: While the minimum sample size for submission is 2 grams for a production batch up to one pound, we need a minimum of 0.5 grams for potency, 0.5 grams for residual solvent analysis, and 2 grams for microbial contamination. If you plan to combine multiple test types into your test package, make sure that your test package not only meets the CDPHE’s required minimum sample amount, but also the amount that we require. For example, if you create a test package that contains potency, residual solvents, and microbial tests, we will need 3 grams at a minimum.

The CDPHE’s Marijuana Concentrates Sampling Procedures states,

The Sample amount collected must meet the requirements outlined in 1 CCR 212-1/2 R/M 1500 and must be sufficient to complete the analyses as defined by the marijuana testing facility and/or Colorado Department of Agriculture.

The emergency rules are now “effective immediately”. Below is the MED’s announcement to all Industry stakeholders:

Emergency Rules Adopted and Notice of Permanent Rulemaking

To All Interested Parties:

On February 21, 2018, the State Licensing Authority for the Colorado Department of Revenue, Marijuana Enforcement Division, adopted temporary emergency rules and issued a Notice of Rulemaking Hearing to initiate permanent rulemaking proceedings with respect to the following medical and retail marijuana rules:

Revised Rules, Medical Marijuana, 1 CCR 212-1

Rule M 207 – Schedule of Application Fees: Medical Marijuana Businesses

Rule M 208 – Schedule of Business License Fees: Medical Marijuana Businesses

Rule M 209 – Schedule of Business Renewal License Fees: Medical Marijuana Businesses

Rule M 210 – Schedule of Licensing Administrative Service Fees: All Licensees

Rule M 705 – Medical Marijuana Testing Facilities: Standard Operating Procedure Manual

Rule M 1504 – Medical Marijuana Testing Program – Sampling Procedures

Rule M 1701 – Medical Marijuana Establishment Operator: License Privileges

Rule M 1702 – Medical Marijuana Establishment Operator: General Limitations or Prohibited Acts

Rule M 1703 – Medical Marijuana Establishment Operator: Occupational Licenses for Personnel

Revised Rules, Retail Marijuana, 1 CCR 212-2

Rule R 705 – Retail Marijuana Testing Facilities: Standard Operating Procedure Manual

Rule R 1504 – Retail Marijuana Testing Program – Sampling Procedures

Rule R 1702 – Retail Marijuana Establishment Operator: General Limitations or Prohibited Acts

Rule R 1703 – Retail Marijuana Establishment Operator: Occupational Licenses for Personnel

 

The emergency rules, effective immediately, continue the previous adopted emergency rules and amend Rules M and R 705 and 1504, 1 CCR 212-1 and 1 CCR 212-1. The emergency rules will be replaced by permanent rules pursuant to the proceedings reflected in the attached Notice of Rulemaking Hearing. These rules and additional information related thereto can be accessed online through the Secretary of State’s eDocket system using the following hyperlinks and tracking numbers:

Emergency Rules

Permanent Rulemaking Notice

Additional information regarding these rules can also be accessed online through the Division’s website. Finally, interested parties may subscribe to receive updates regarding these rulemaking proceedings and other Division communications.

Respectfully,

Marijuana Enforcement Division

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