On August 15, 2019, the Marijuana Enforcement Division issued MED Industry Bulletin 19-04 in regards to mandatory mycotoxin testing for medical and retail marijuana concentrate produced from medical and retail marijuana that failed microbial contaminant testing.

INDUSTRY-WIDE BULLETIN 19-04

Key Takeaways

  • EFFECTIVE DATE: September 15, 2019
  • Applies to all Production Batches of Medical Marijuana Concentrate and Retail Marijuana Concentrate that were produced on or after September 15, 2019.
  • Medical and Retail Marijuana Concentrate that is part of a Production Batch created prior to September 15, 2019 are not subject to mycotoxin contaminant testing requirements.

Pursuant to 44-11-202 (3)(a)(I) & 44-12‐202(3)(a)(IV) Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.), with a determination that sufficient capacity exists with the certified Testing Facilities, the Marijuana Enforcement Division will implement mandatory Medical Marijuana and Retail Marijuana mycotoxin contaminant testing beginning Sunday, September 15, 2019. As of this date, all Medical Marijuana-Infused Products Manufacturers and Retail Marijuana Products Manufacturing Facilities are required to comply with MED Rules M 1501(C)(4) and/or R 1501(C)(5).

Mandatory mycotoxin contaminant testing applies to all Production Batches of Medical Marijuana Concentrate and Retail Marijuana Concentrate that were produced on or after September 15, 2019 and were produced from Medical or Retail Marijuana that failed microbial contaminant testing. Medical and Retail Marijuana Concentrate that is part of a Production Batch created prior to September 15, 2019 are not subject to mycotoxin contaminant testing requirements.

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