HB16-1261 - Retail Marijuana Sunset

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning Continuation Of The Colorado Retail Marijuana Code, And, In Connection Therewith, Implementing The Recommendations Of The 2015 Sunset Report Issued By The Department Of Regulatory Agencies.

Sunset Process - House Finance Committee. The bill implements the following recommendations from the sunset report for the retail marijuana program:

  • Extending the retail marijuana code until September 1, 2019;
  • Stating that regulation of labeling, packaging, and testing is a matter of statewide concern; and
  • Repealing the following provisions from the retail marijuana code:
  • The requirement that a licensee post a surety bond as condition of licensure;
  • The requirement that the executive director deny a license based on a previous denial at the same location;
  • The proscription on the placement and sale of marijuana-themed magazines; and
  • The authority to promulgate rules prohibiting misrepresentation and unfair practices.

The bill creates 2 new retail marijuana licenses--a retail marijuana transport license and a retail marijuana operator license--and gives the state licensing authority rulemaking authority over those licenses.

The bill conforms language in the retail marijuana code to language in the medical marijuana code related to mandatory testing, the confidentiality of licensee information, and limited access areas.

Latest update: June 10, 2016
06/10/2016 Governor Signed
05/18/2016 Sent to the Governor
05/17/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/17/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/06/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/05/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/05/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/03/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/27/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Finance
04/18/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
04/18/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/15/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/15/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/06/2016 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
02/10/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance