On Friday, October 7th, the Department of Revenue issued an Industry-Wide Bulletin stating that beginning Tuesday, November 1, 2016, all Medical Marijuana Optional Premises Cultivations are required to comply with rule M 1503(B). This rule states:

The MED recommends reviewing the M 1500 series of rules in 1 CCR 212-1 for all requirements related to Medical Marijuana Potency Testing, which starts on page 168.

You can access the rules here: http://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/GenerateRulePdf.do?ruleVersionId=6820


Key Takeaways

  • Flower Potency only (to start). Required testing for Microbial Contamination, Homogeneity (for infused products), and Residual Solvent Analysis (for concentrates) will roll out at a later date.
  • Potency tests conducted on 4 harvest batches created at least one week apart.
  • Each strain has to be tested.
  • OPC’s shall have until April 1, 2017 to conduct all four potency tests on each strain, or six months after cultivation begins on a strain, whichever is later.Flower Potency only.
  • Ongoing Potency Testing: After the initial four potency tests, an Optional Premises Cultivation Operation shall have each strain of Medical Marijuana that it cultivates tested for potency at least once every six months.

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